We Wrote the Code for Success!

Recap of the 2016 Gala It may have been the sushi. It may have been the jets. Or it may have been the worthy cause, but OpenWorld Learning (OWL)’s 11th Annual “Writing the Code for Success” Gala was OWL’s best yet. This year’s event, the first ever to be held at Wings Over the Rockies, proved to be a smashing success with approximately $145,000 raised through a combination of ticket …

OWL TechFair 2016 = A Huge Success!

by: Eric Baker, Community Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA Member And then it was over… The 7th Annual OpenWorld Learning TechFair came and went in an energetic burst. The last week was almost a blur with months of work, recruitment, and preparation suddenly finished and I have to say…. I think we really lived up to our goal of having our best TechFair yet The TechFair took place on April 30 at …

The Benefits of Volunteering

by: Eric Baker, Community Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA Member You may not know this, but April is National Volunteer Month. A month in which we take time to reflect on our world around us, to observe the good and bad of our towns, cities, and ecosystems, and to take action in a way that we hope has a positive outcome for those we choose to serve. I have been blessed with …

‘Girl Code’ Gets a New Meaning

by: Megan Gallegos, OWL Teacher at Grant Beacon Middle School “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a class like this all the time?” Our Girls Who Code class started as a question. One day, all of the sixth-grade boys were held from lunch, leaving us a class of only a handful of girls. We showed them the beginning ofCodeGirl, the YouTube documentary about a girls-only coding competition, and they were …