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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Robert Clemens

THE STORY:

Collin Baldwin wrote -

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Kids don't just build boats, boats build kids.

Rocking the Boat participants, nearly all from Hunts Point and surrounding neighborhoods, deeply and daily feel the effects of living in the poorest Congressional District in the nation. More than one-third of the District’s total population and half of the district’s children live below the poverty line and the area consistently has double the unemployment rate of the metropolitan area as a whole. These disheartening statistics are compounded by the City’s strained and unbalanced educational system. Public schools in the South Bronx are overcrowded and underfunded, resulting in discouraged students and contributing to an alarmingly low on-time graduation rate of just 33%. Too many students get caught in a cycle of failure starting with dropping out of high school and skipping college. Without intervention they are likely to engage in destructive behaviors including gang involvement, substance use, street crime, and to become parents before they are ready.

Rocking the Boat’s fleet currently numbers 49 rowing boats and sailboats. Students work with skilled carpenters and experienced environmental scientists learning and applying the math, science, design, carpentry, and maritime skills necessary to complete their projects, and in the process gain self confidence, leadership skills, and a real sense of inner strength. They also work regularly with staff social workers on academic and social-emotional issues, college guidance, and venture outside their comfort zones on long distance rowing, sailing, and camping trips, as well as to a range of collegiate and professional environments. As a result of all this, Rocking the Boat students are more successful in school, are accepted to college at much higher rates, and have done more to develop the character traits that will lead to long-term success.

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$22,537

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mara Marino

     

  • Barb shorts

    $25

  • LIDO Lighting

    $500

  • Elmhardt Construction Corp.

    $250

  • Eclipse Contracting Corp

    $1,000

  • MC Electrical, NY Inc.

    $1,000

  • Pegasus Electrtic Corp

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ben Perlin

    $100

  • Sarath Krishnaswamy

    $100

  • Solid Development Group

    $2,500

  • Jeff Anschlowar, Maspeth Welding Inc.

    $500

  • David Klein

    $100

  • Waldorf Demolition

     

  • Mistral Architectural Metal & Glass

    $1,000

  • Capitol Fire Sprinkler Co. Inc.

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Paramount Plumbing Co.

    $1,000

  • Hudson Awning Co., Inc.

     

  • Island Diversified Inc.

     

  • Karen Brown

    $25

  • Global Stone & Tile

    $500

  • Touchtel Electric & Datacom

    $1,000

  • TURNKEY INSTALLATION, INC

     

  • Rite-Way Internal Removal Inc.

    $200

  • O'Kane Enterprises LTD

    $1,000

  • WILKSTONE LLC

    $500

  • Sol Rubin Painting

    $500

  • Shawmut Design and Construction

    $5,000

  • Director Door Industries, Ltd

    $100

  • Peepels Mechanical Corp.

    $1,000

  • Benco Inc.

    $500

  • Diversified Glass & Storefronts Inc

    $500

  • Midtown Contracting LLC

    $500

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The Team: $22,537 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Robert Clemens

Amount Raised

$10,912

Fundraiser Title

Brian Hughes

Amount Raised

$4,000

Fundraiser Title

Collin Baldwin

Amount Raised

$2,750

 

69% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Talines Hungria

Amount Raised

$1,500

Fundraiser Title

Hayes Brown

Amount Raised

$1,325

Fundraiser Title

Chris Varvaris

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Marilyn Ordonez

Amount Raised

$750

Fundraiser Title

Jenesy Tejada

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Midtown Contracting LLC

Midtown Contracting LLC

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

Diversified Glass & Storefronts Inc

Diversified Glass & Storefronts Inc

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

Peepels Mechanical Corp.

Peepels Mechanical Corp.

DONATION: $1,000

6 months ago

Benco Inc.

Benco Inc.

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

Director Door Industries, Ltd

Director Door Industries, Ltd

DONATION: $100

Good Luck to Team Shawmut 6 months ago

Shawmut Design and Construction

Shawmut Design and Construction

DONATION: $5,000

6 months ago

Sol Rubin Painting

Sol Rubin Painting

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

WILKSTONE LLC

WILKSTONE LLC

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

O'Kane Enterprises LTD

O'Kane Enterprises LTD

DONATION: $1,000

6 months ago

Rite-Way Internal Removal Inc.

Rite-Way Internal Removal Inc.

DONATION: $200

6 months ago