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Hrag Hamalian joins TGR Foundation as president, TGR Learning Labs and national programs

TGR Foundation has announced the appointment of Hrag M. Hamalian as its new president, TGR Learning Labs and national programs. Hrag is a dynamic leader in education who will oversee TGR Foundation’s education programs and the team responsible for delivering programming to students from under-resourced communities nationwide. 

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Scholar Voices: How I aligned my career path with my passion for human rights and social injustice

I started my journey at Lafayette College intending to study economics and faced many challenges trying to decide what I wanted to pursue after college. My classes were packed with STEM courses, and I felt ill-prepared for the journey I was about to embark upon. TGR Foundation was extremely helpful in my struggles throughout the years. As an Earl Woods Scholar, I was paired with an amazing mentor, Tim Walsh, who opened up his networks and family to me and was very active throughout each year. 

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Cobbs Creek Foundation breaks ground on TGR Learning Lab and revitalization of historic Cobbs Creek Golf Course

PHILADELPHIA – Members of the Cobbs Creek Foundation were joined by elected officials, educators, and supporters to celebrate the launch of the foundation’s revitalization of the historic Cobbs Creek Golf Course, a project that will invest at least $100 million into restoring the course and transforming the property into a dynamic golf and education campus. 

The groundbreaking marks the start of construction for the Cobbs Creek Campus. The initial phases of development will include building a reservoir and pumphouse, TGR Learning Lab and driving range building. 

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TGR Foundation welcomes executive director of TGR Learning Lab at Cobbs Creek

TGR Foundation has announced Meredith Foote as the executive director of its new TGR Learning Lab in Philadelphia. Foote, an experienced leader in education will oversee all programs, operations and funding opportunities at the TGR Learning Lab at Cobbs Creek which will empower students to discover and achieve their fullest potential.

“We are excited to have Meredith join TGR Foundation and lead our expansion into Philadelphia at the Cobbs Creek campus,” said John Lee, senior vice president programs and education. “She shares our passion for education and providing youth with access and opportunities to thrive.”

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Growing with the Game: TGR Live highlights Senior Director of Golf, Events

From family foursomes to college athletics and six club championship titles, Lindsey Witham has grown through the game of golf. Along with many memories came lessons and relationships that shaped her life on and off the course. Witham’s professional career began with the PGA TOUR, where she worked as a tournament services coordinator, and led […]

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TGR Foundation, Providence share tips to prioritize mental health

TGR Foundation and Providence are working together to support students and families during Mental Health Month and beyond through their partnership, Empowered Health, focused on health education, health equity and workforce development.   In the United States, 70% of students seek mental health resources through schools and educational institutions, according to the Department of Education’s […]

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Scholar Voices: How higher education will break the cycle of poverty for me and my community

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood, the worries of leading a life full of poverty and crime consumed my existence. Instead of viewing this feeling as an excuse, I turned it into motivation to rise above my life circumstances and excel as an active member of my community.     With determination, I have contributed to […]

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TGR Foundation celebrates Women’s History Month, Chief Operating Officer

With a vision of a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless, TGR Foundation celebrates Women’s History Month. We are proud of the many women on our team who help us empower youth through education. 

Jin Choi Thatcher has served the Foundation for more than 20 years and was recently named chief operating officer. With humble beginnings in Orange County and a Korean American heritage, Thatcher has a passion for helping under-resourced communities. As a first-generation high school and college graduate who worked hard and maximized resources to fund her education, she is a proud alumna of Western High School and the University of California, Irvine.  

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TGR Foundation seeks new CEO in collaboration with Nolan Partners

TGR Foundation is seeking a visionary Chief Executive Officer with a dynamic background to lead its strategic direction moving forward. Executive search firm Nolan Partners has been retained to assist in the search for its next CEO.

Nolan Partners is a globally recognized leader in executive placement with experience collaborating with leading brands and organizations in sports and entertainment to place candidates in high-level executive positions. The firm will lead the search for TGR Foundation whose mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education.

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TGR Foundation and TGR Design to partner with the Cobbs Creek Foundation in community development project

TGR Foundation and TGR Design are partnering with the Cobbs Creek Foundation to enhance access to education and golf in Philadelphia through the new Cobbs Creek campus. The campus will support the community through innovative education programs and opportunities to empower youth to discover and achieve their fullest potential.

Through the partnership, TGR Foundation will operate a TGR Learning Lab, providing youth from the region access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, college preparation and career readiness programs.

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Scholar Voices: The Importance of Mentorship

I was the first person from my high school to ever get accepted into and attend an Ivy League school. I was celebrated and praised after the news broke out, but deep down I felt sadness more than anything.

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DoD STEM, TGR Foundation announce third cohort of national educator ambassadors

After a rigorous selection process, TGR Foundation and DOD STEM, recently announced its third cohort of DoD STEM Ambassadors with 22 STEM educators from across the country. Bringing decades of experience, the ambassadors will share and support the DoD’s educational outreach efforts through the Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC).  TGR Foundation began managing the collaborative partnership between academia, industry, not-for-profit organizations and government in 2021 and will continue to lead the program for a second year. The DOD STEM Ambassador program aims to broaden STEM literacy and develop a diverse and agile workforce with the technical excellence to defend our nation.

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TGR Foundation builds on relaunch, partnerships to empower youth

Throughout the last 25 years, TGR Foundation’s impact has been driven by our mission and Tiger’s commitment to serving youth. As the Foundation builds on the relaunch of its signature programs and flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA, the need for a collaborative community of support is more important than ever.  As the education landscape has changed […]

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2022 Year In Review: The Relaunch of Our People, Programs and Spaces

2022 was a year of transition and renewal. Our goal was to relaunch TGR Foundation, with a focus on our people, programs, and spaces. As I reflect on this past year, I am filled with a sense of gratitude for having students back in the renovated TGR Learning Lab and for the community members who stepped forward in joining our mission and vision for the future.

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Providence partners with TGR Foundation to address health disparities, create career paths for youth

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (Nov. 15, 2022) — Providence Southern California and TGR Foundation have formed a partnership that will serve youth and their families across Southern California by closing the gap on health inequities and igniting interest in health careers.   Empowered Health by Providence and TGR Foundation was created to invest in youth by providing meaningful […]

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How I became a published researcher on my path to college graduation

Under the sponsorship of Dimer UVC Innovations, a UV light disinfection company, I recently had a unique opportunity to study the relationship between the efficacy of a constant dose of UV light on bacteria and the distance the light has to travel to reach the bacteria, right in a classroom at the TGR Learning Lab. […]

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Champion Spotlight- Brandon Layman

At the age of 14, Brandon Layman had begun his journey toward discovering and following his passions. After discovering his passion for video editing, Brandon began taking classes at the TGR Learning Lab that included graphic design and video production. While excelling in the afterschool programs, he went on to graduate from the Orange County […]

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Champion Spotlight: Bianca Angeles

 As Bianca Angeles sat down completing an application to become a member of the first cohort of TGR Foundation’s Earl Woods Scholar Program in 2006 she couldn’t imagine the impact it would have on her life and career. Now 16 years later, she has graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and navigated the last […]

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Champion Spotlight: Andres Cuamani

Andres Cuamani first discovered the TGR Learning Lab in fifth grade and spent a week in the day program studying forensic science. When he became old enough to participate in the after-school program, he dove right in and took an array of classes from aerospace engineering to golf. Aside from discovering the many different career […]

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NSPA recognizes TGR Foundation as Scholarship Provider of the Year for Earl Woods Scholar Program

The National Scholarship Providers Association announced TGR Foundation as its 2022 Scholarship Provider of the Year during its annual conference on Thursday, October 21.  

Highlighting the success of the Earl Woods Scholar Program, which launched in 2006 to honor the legacy of Tiger Woods’ father, the late Earl Woods, the program supports students from under-resourced communities through financial aid, yearly workshops, a dedicated mentor throughout their college journeys and a host of resources.   

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