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Jim Yong Kim joins TGR Foundation Board of Governors

TGR Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., to the Board of Governors. Kim, the former 12thPresident of the World Bank Group, is currently the Vice-Chairman and Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners, a fund that invests in infrastructure projects across several sectors around the world.

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Let Them Eat Cake! – Understanding Effective STEM Teaching in a Global Context 

A common question that comes up while leading educators in STEM professional learning is “What does STEM mean?” Many would answer this by defining each of the letters, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, leaving the teacher to believe this acronym just puts all of the scientific and technical classes taught in a school into one basket. However, those of us involved […]

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Scholar Voices: Life as a student, intern and resident in Singapore

“Go chopethat table—it’s open lah!” These are words I heard every day this past summer as I entered the Singaporean hawker centers in search of chicken and rice, like every other local during mealtime. Singaporeans flock to these large hawker cafeterias to fill up on delicious foods that cost about $4 a dish. These food […]

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to put values into action

This summer I had the chance to examine the role of TGR Foundation from a global perspective. It started with a speaking role at Global MindED’s annual convening in Denver, CO where we discussed how organizations reach a diverse population with their work. The latter half of the summer took me to Israel where I examined the complexity of creating a STEM-integrated workforce by better preparing educators to meet the changing world facing their students. And most recently TGR EDU: Global trained more than 50 educators from around the world to transform their teaching through a focus on inquiry and problem-based pedagogy.

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TGR Learning Labs empower students across the country

Since launching the flagship TGR Learning Lab in 2006, TGR Foundation has built a robust network of opportunities for students to learn and grow. Programs at the flagship facility in Anaheim, CA have expanded over the last two decades providing more students access to quality education and career connections.

Collaboration and partnerships are a key component of their success. With six satellite campuses across the United States, students in underrepresented communities from coast to coast benefit from high-quality education programs. Although each satellite’s programs are unique to the communities, resources and students served, the core model and curricula were tested and proven successful at the flagship learning lab.

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Tiger’s Season Ends With An Even-Par 72, Finishes 42nd In The FedExCup Standings

MEDINAH, Ill. – Tiger Woods smiled through the pain Sunday at Medinah Country Club in the final round of the BMW Championship. No, his back wasn’t bothering him, but parts of his game were causing him some discomfort. After a promising start of three birdies in his first seven holes, the reigning Masters champion got […]

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Woods Gives Himself A Chance To Qualify For The Tour Championship With A Bogey-Free 67

MEDINAH, Ill. – Apparently, Tiger Woods will not go gentle into that good offseason. The reigning Masters champion, trying to claw his way to one of the 30 berths in next week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta, gave himself a chance to defend his title at East Lake Golf Club by carding a bogey-free five-under-par 67 […]

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Tiger Struggles With His Putter, Will Need A Strong Weekend To Make It To The Tour Championship

MEDINAH, Ill. — “I just need to make more putts, there’s no doubt about that,” Tiger Woods said Friday at Medinah Country Club, and, boy, truer words were never growled. Woods carded a second consecutive one-under-par 71 on Friday on Medinah’s No. 3 Course when he deserved so much better. The swing looked even more […]

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Medical Congress solidifies career aspirations for Earl Woods Scholars

Joining top students across the United States with interest in pursuing careers as physicians, medical scientists, engineers or technologists, Earl Woods Scholars Kayla Fisher and Jesenia Vargas recently had a unique opportunity to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Through the program, the Congress honors, inspires, motivates and directs students on their journey to success and helps them stay true to their dreams.

Kayla and Jesenia reflected on their experience and its impact on their professional outlook. 

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Woods Shoots Opening 71 But Has Work To Do To Get Into the Hunt At Medinah

MEDINAH, Ill. — Tiger Woods had his reasons for feeling rather pleased with his opening round Thursday in the BMW Championship. It’s just that his score wasn’t one of them. Woods weathered 18 holes at Medinah Country Club without incident, but also without a lot of birdies, settling for a one-under-par 71 that left him […]

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Woods Says He’s ‘Way Better’ Than Last Week

MEDINAH, Ill. – The first full swings that Tiger Woods executed on the driving range Wednesday morning at Medinah Country Club were, in fact, the first he had made since he withdrew from The Northern Trust last Friday. Woods confirmed after his pro-am round Wednesday that he did not hit any balls between the time […]

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Tiger Struggles Thursday at Northern Trust With a Four-Over 75

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A day after he stopped hitting his driver and irons midway through his practice round because of back stiffness, Tiger Woods looked physically fine Thursday morning at Liberty National. His golf game, not so much. The former might put the latter into question, but Woods’ health was not in doubt in […]

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Earl Woods Scholar Program hosts Class of 2023 for pre-college retreat

As the newest member of TGR Foundation’s Earl Woods Scholar team, I hit the ground running this summer, taking part in one of our hallmark events, Pre-College Retreat. In July, our team welcomed 21 scholars from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Orange County to the annual retreat in Southern California. Spanning three days, the Pre-College Retreat is an integral college-access program designed to prepare our scholars, many of whom are the first in their family to attend college, for their first year on campus.

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Aptive Environmental partners with TGR Foundation to support Earl Woods Scholars

With a deep-seated commitment toward environmental responsibility, Utah-based Aptive Environmental is expanding its philanthropic reach into the education sector as it turns its generosity toward TGR Foundation and the Earl Woods Scholar Program.

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Scholar Voices: Perspectives of fear from Los Angeles to Boston

I was accepted into Boston College on one condition; I would have to complete their summer transition program. I agreed and made my way to Boston during the summer of 2018. During the first week of the program, I experienced an incident that I have still not been able to shake, over a year later.

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Carol Kimmelman Memorial Scholarship awarded to TGR Foundation students

Last summer, TGR Foundation welcomed its newest cohort of College Bound Academy students to the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim. Beyond the two weeks of immersive college prep courses offered by TGR staff, the students had a chance to engage with special guests and friends of the foundation. One such guest was Dr. Jennifer Winward, an instructor at the University of California, San Diego and creator of the online platform, Winward Academy.Through the generosity of Dr. Winward along with the Kimmelman Family Foundation, 100 students including those enrolled in TGR Foundation’s College Bound Academy (CBA) received access to Winward Academy’s award-winning curriculum geared towards ACT and SAT preparation.

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Tiger Woods competes for $750K toward education programs

Each week throughout the PGA TOUR Season the MetLife MatchUp recognizes players who have overcome challenging situations on the golf course. Tiger Woods qualified during Genesis Open and advanced to the final round with a chance to earn $750K for TGR Foundation.

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Tiger Misses Cut, Cites Aging As Obstacle To Consistency

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – The angry swipe of the golf club said it all. When he missed his approach to the 17th green in the second round of the Open Championship on Friday, ending the last sliver of hope of making the cut, Tiger Woods let loose his vexation in demonstrative fashion, spinning around and […]

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Woods Struggles From Start to Finish En Route to Opening 78

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — As Tiger Woods made his way slowly down the 11th fairway Thursday while the late-afternoon sky began slowly curling around Royal Portrush, an elderly fan shouted in exhortation at the 15-time major champion. “Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, you are the greatest,” he bellowed. “Tiger Woods, you are the greatest in the […]

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College Bound Academy prepares students for journey to higher education

While many incoming high school seniors in Southern California started their summer on vacation or sitting by the pool taking a break from their studies, participants in our annual College Bound Academy spent two weeks preparing for their path to college.

Including admissions and financial aid workshops, campus visits to the Claremont Colleges, guest speakers and training from Disneyland Marketing professionals, the program was packed with opportunities for participating students to gain inspiration, build skills, connect with peers and start their journey to higher education.

Angela Segura and Cyan Erdita connected with us to share on their experience.

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