Learning philanthropy and coding

Housatonic Youth Service Bureau Executive Director Laurie Collins observed as students worked on a phone application for the nonprofit organization at a coding event at the Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center on Saturday, March 9. Photo byPpatrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — A group of students in grades four through eight participated in a Code for a Cause event Saturday, March 9, at the Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

The idea was to design an application that would be helpful to a nonprofit group. The students broke up into six groups, each led by a high school volunteer and including a representative of the nonprofit.

Patrice Gans, of Random Hacks of Kindness, moved about the room, monitoring the progress.

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