Money, money, money….

At Homework Club, we don’t just want our students to graduate high school. We want to see them complete post-secondary and, hopefully, to be debt free when they’re done.  That’s why, this week, we called in an expert to talk about scholarship applications. Former Britannia student Celina (now a Homework Club volunteer), who received more than $70,000 in scholarships when she graduated four years

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Peace Begins with a Smile!

Mother Theresa once said, “peace begins with a smile”.  What you see on these faces is the peace that comes from learning, the peace that comes from a job well done, the peace that comes from knowing people care about you and support you in your educational journey. Peace is what we try to offer everyday to the students in Homework Club, and every

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Books, books, books!

On my bookshelves today, I still have books that I received as a child:  an illustrated copy of Treasure Island from my granddad, a three volume set of classics bound in brown “leather” from my nana, a red leather and gold leaf Bible that I (inappropriately) received from a teacher.  They take up space and I haven’t looked at them in years, but I would never

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Homework Club Annual Report

In the 2012-13 school year, Homework Club touched the lives of more than 400 inner-city students!  Offering free tutoring, hot meals, caring ears, open hearts and friendly smiles, we let our students know that we believe in them, in all that they can be, and all that education can provide. Of course, we aren’t alone in this task – in fact, we couldn’t do it

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Internationally renowned fashion designer, and Brit alum, Simon Chang pays Brit a visit.

                One of the great things about working in the Britannia Community is working with so many other inspired teachers – veritable movers and shakers – like Home Ec teacher Dawn Kelly, who brought Simon Chang to the school! Read more about Simon’s visit and project Britannia here…  

Community Partnerships Bring Opportunity!

I was just checking out one of our partners – Telus – to see what’s new in their world, when I came across this video and was reminded of the opportunities that come from community partnerships.  Not only does Homework Club get to partner with great organizations like Telus, but they help to bring opportunities to one of our other partners, Britannia Community Secondary

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Homework Club sponsors Britannia We Club!

One of the greatest things about our partnership with Britannia Secondary is the ways in which overlap – Brit students attend Homework Club and Homework Club sponsors the Britannia We Club!  On October 18th we took 20 students to We Day Vancouver to learn about global change from the likes of Kofi Annan, Martin Luther King III and Romeo Dallaire. On October 31st, we

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Donors Donate Proceeds of Wedding Gifts

Homework Club Society is fortunate to have some of the best volunteers, tutors, and donors around. This past summer, donors Dr. Brenda Lau and her fiance Doug Zabkar were married in Vancouver. “Instead of accumulating an abundance of presents for themselves, the couple requested that family and friends divert their generosity to The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-a-School campaign.” Read the entire article »