If you're a BHGH alumn, we want to connect with you!
Many alumni return to give back to Boys Hope Girls Hope: some through local affiliate fundraising event participation; others through affiliate Associate Board membership and leadership; and many through mentoring and tutoring current BHGH scholars in both the residential and non-residential programs.
For current scholars, relationships with alumni are extremely meaningful and valuable. If you are a BHGH alumni looking to reconnect, please contact us!
“Boys Hope Girls Hope gave me a place to live, as opposed to crashing with my aunt and uncle,” he says. “And living with kids from so many different kinds of neighborhoods and different pasts also gave me a unique social awareness.” Being a part of Boys Hope Girls Hope provided BJ with opportunities to grow in many different directions. He swam and rowed for St. Xavier, and also took his first chemistry class there, sparking an interest that would lead him to Willamette University and to a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Columbia University in New York.
Girls Hope of Pittsburgh alumna Caitlyn is earning her Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago, but she isn’t planning to go into academia. Instead, she plans to meld the writing skills she honed at Carlow University (B.A./B.S., biology/professional writing) with what she’s learning now to advocate for science…
Jay graduated with honors from St. Ignatius, winning the prestigious Bellringer Award and the accompanying $10,000 scholarship and going on to Villanova University, where he was recognized as one of the 12 most promising minority male college students in America; he worked for both the National Hispanic Institute and the World Bank; won fellowships to study at Georgetown, Cambridge and Harvard; and co-founded The Paragon, an on-campus organization at Villanova dedicated to developing and teaching leadership in the African-American community.
Hung began thinking seriously about a life of service to others in his senior year at Loyola, and upon graduation in 2006, became a Jesuit novice. He completed his novitiate in 2008, having ministered once again to immigrants at refugee resettlement agencies, homeless people and drug addicts in homeless shelters; the elderly at hospitals and infirmaries; and schoolchildren at various schools.