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Rocking the Boat Staff Team's Fundraiser:

Rocking the Boat

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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Rocking the Boat Staff Team

THE STORY:

We all come to the South Bronx every day to row, sail, measure, cut, teach, laugh, learn and, at the end of the day, to change kids’ lives.   With your support, we can do more of the work we love.
 

What do we love most about our jobs?

“When people ask me what I love about my job, I immediately respond with “it’s the kids.” The teenagers we are lucky enough to work with have incredible insight into their own personal lives and strive for the best within themselves. They are as bright as any kid in a better zip code. I do my job and love my job for that recent high school graduate, who has just gotten into college and tells me that if it weren’t for my help and believing in him, he might have gone down a very different path. That is the most powerful and rewarding thing to hear.”

-Stevi Feinberg, LMSW, Job Skills Social Worker
 

“I love working in a place that is full of life and optimism toward the future. Knowing that my job positively impacts the lives of young people of color in this country makes my day, every day.”

-Jennifer Sánchez, Director of Corporate Partnerships and Special Events

 

 

About Rocking the Boat
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.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,825

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sherri Louer

    $50

  • Laura McDonald

     

  • Brian Finnegan

     

  • Jaime Herman

    $100

  • Stephanie and Bob Sherman

    $100

  • Elyane Feinberg

    $50

  • Shelby Feinberg

    $50

  • Mindi Selcer

     

  • Melissa Tarras

    $50

  • Susie Prieto

    $50

  • Erika, Andrew and Charlie Tobin

    $50

  • Slade

    $50

  • Dena & Gregg Stein

    $100

  • lori and bruce tobin

    $100

  • Karen Feinberg

    $250

  • Jackowitz Family

    $50

  • Lisa & Seth Feinberg

     

  • Ads and Vicky Jones

    $100

  • Carla Murphy

     

  • Rick and Terri Shapiro

    $100

  • Danielle & Andrew Outhouse

     

  • Stephanie Yacenda

     

  • Stephanie Moe

     

  • Scot & Jacq Tatelman

     

  • Beth & Steven Weiss

    $100

  • Harry Lewis

    $100

  • susan peyser

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kerry MacNeil

     

  • Jasmine Hiraldo

     

  • Shana Agid

     

  • Anthony and Leslie Deckoff

    $250

  • Roistacher family

    $50

  • Caitlin Fig

     

  • Nikki Shapiro and Bob Roth

    $50

  • Michael O'Connor

    $25

  • Carlos Puello

    $10

  • Jayne and DK

     

  • Burns & Stewart Family

    $100

  • Keri DeMar

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Peri Halprin

    $50

  • mackenna rucci

     

  • Amanda Peyser

    $25

  • Jeri Jo and Bill Halprin

     

  • Valeri Larko

    $50

  • Jessica Vincenty

    $100

  • Erica Vincenty-Nieves, Jenna Dae Nieves, Jaime Lee Nieves

    $50

  • Katherine Vincenty

    $50

  • Jillian Batista

    $50

  • Lydia Vincenty

    $20

  • Carla Wells

    $25

  • George E. Berger & Associates

    $150

  • Matt & Nikki

     

  • Eugene Molteni

     

  • Sylvan Pomerantz

     

  • Linda Levy

    $25

  • Italia

    $35

  • Claire Solomon

    $25

  • Darryl Clark

    $50

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The Team: $65,724 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Adam Green

Amount Raised

$23,906

 

114% Raised of $21,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adam Green via OCH

Amount Raised

$19,305

 

92% Raised of $21,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Gabriel

Amount Raised

$8,525

 

244% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Frosty Montgomery

Amount Raised

$5,597

Fundraiser Title

Rocking the Boat Staff Team

Amount Raised

$3,825

Fundraiser Title

Michael Lettera

Amount Raised

$2,270

Fundraiser Title

Beth Perillo

Amount Raised

$1,206

 

121% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ilizabeth Hempstead

Amount Raised

$850

Donor Comments

Darryl Clark

Darryl Clark

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Claire Solomon

Claire Solomon

DONATION: $25

In honor of the magic that is Stevi Feinberg 1 year ago

Italia

Italia

DONATION: $35

1 year ago

Linda Levy

Linda Levy

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Sylvan Pomerantz

Sylvan Pomerantz

1 year ago

Eugene Molteni

Eugene Molteni

1 year ago

Matt & Nikki

Matt & Nikki

1 year ago

George E. Berger & Associates

George E. Berger & Associates

DONATION: $150

Tribute to a great Cause 1 year ago

Carla Wells

Carla Wells

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Lydia Vincenty

Lydia Vincenty

DONATION: $20

Keep rocking my princess Jasmine! 1 year ago