HHS students establish a nonprofit

Good Squared helps the community by using programming and design.

The officer team is hard at work to help others improve their business through their talents in design and programming

Photo by Aarya Gupta

The officer team is hard at work to help others improve their business through their talents in design and programming

By Aarya Gupta

When it comes to making an impact in society, a group of dedicated Homestead students are hard at work to establish a program that incorporates aspects of design and programming to benefit others.

Good Squared is a nonprofit organization that helps businesses and foundations that need assistance with marketing, counseling, tech support, and language translating.

Sophomore Anke Hao, was inspired to create this organization after seeing bland flyers advertising the Rainbow Chinese school, “The old flyers were a hastily assembled chunk of plain text with no pictures except for the Chinese school logo. I knew many friends who had a passion for designing, and I started gathering information on the need for this type of work,” said Hao.

Good Squared has recently helped several corporations and schools such as Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley, BookKnock, Pets and Hearts, and Fang Cao Reading Circle according to their website.

Specifically, Hao’s organization focuses on three major areas, technology support, translation, and marketing. A handful of volunteers are involved in creating websites, apps, and brochures. Good Squared is divided into two different committees: the design and marketing team and the programming team. Some of their current endeavors include working on a brochure for an international school and coding a website for another nonprofit.

According to their website, Good Squared has served 131 hours of community service and hopes to help institutes in the future.

At the moment, Hao and her team hope to expand their organization by recruiting members that are “fluent in multiple programming languages.”

“It’s name comes from good building upon more good, as Good Squared helps nonprofits which help the community,” said Hao.