Binay Pathak and Daljit Singh give a sitar performance.
Parent Alumni George and Esi Djan had reached out to the HISP office asking if students could help a fellow student in Ghana collect books for her local elementary school.
HISP Students Caroline Fairman and Karina Clark organized a book drive and was able to collect eleven boxes to be shipped to Ghana.
The oldest daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, Eden Getahun, has her eye on the prize.
The first generation college student is heading to Harvard University next month having recently graduated from C.K. McClatchy High School.
Before heading off to Boston, Ms. Getahun is wrapping up her participation in the 2021 Greater Sacramento Bank of America Student Leaders program. The Students Leaders program is designed to give youth access to career skills-building opportunities that give them a head start in a fast-changing job market.
“After speaking with my mom and teachers, we came up with an idea based on those little libraries people have in their neighborhoods. It would be socially distanced, people could come and go as needed, and it would inevitably help the community, even though I couldn’t physically be there.”