About Wellesley Digital Bridges:

Wellesley Digital Bridges is an organization of high schoolers who are committed to bridging the digital divide by providing electronic donations to underserved communities and schools.

What is the Digital Divide? In today’s digital world, access to technology and ability to handle it is as crucial as math and reading, but many children don’t even have access to technology.

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Our Mission:

Our mission is to help to bridge the digital divide between our communities and offer equal opportunities in education by raising money for the purchase of computers which will be donated to a Boston school in need.

Founder and teacher: Luis Hoderlein


About the Class:


The programming class will be using Java and IntelliJ IDEA which are available free to download here and here. You can try installing this ahead of time if you want, though this is not required.

The programming class will be teaching students fundamental programming concepts such as computational thinking and conditionals.

By the end of the course, students will be able to put these and other ideas into practice.

All proceeds from this class will go towards the purchase of computers for underserved schools in the Boston area. By participating in this class your child will at the same time learn to program and help bridge the digital divide. Thank you for your support!


Who is this class for?

All middle- and high-schoolers, no experience necessary.

How much does it cost?

$190 for the first student. To pay, please use the donate button below. All proceeds will go towards computer donations.

Any necessary materials?

A Laptop and a charger

When/where is it?

Every Friday afternoon, Jan 19 – March 2nd (except Feb 16 and Feb 23)
5:00 – 6:30 pm, Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Hoffman Room

If you have any more question, please let us know!


Please send an email with your child’s name and age to:  luis.hoderlein[at]gmail.com.
After receiving an email confirmation please click on “Donate” to pay.

Donate Button with Credit Cards




Article in the Wellesley Townsman, 11/8/17

Article in the Swellesley Report, 11/8/17

Article in the Hometown Weekly, 9/27/17

Article in the Swellesley Report, 9/25/17

At the local TV station, Public Service Announcement, 9/22/17


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