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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Antonio Ramos

THE STORY:

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

$20,950

MONEY RAISED
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  • Thomas Carpenter

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Darren Tran

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Angela Bostick

    $50

  • edwin deleon

    $25

  • Sean O'Shea

    $100

  • Maki Casseus

    $100

  • Anonymous (not the group)

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jim Johnson

     

  • Peter Scola

    $50

  • A Friend

    $25

  • Joe Kerner

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Stephen Fiducioso

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • J Smith

    $100

  • John & Elena Espinosa

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Wanda Bober

    $100

  • Peter & Patti Winder

    $100

  • Tony&Magda

    $3,000

  • Peixinha

     

  • Kristie Hepburn

     

  • Ava Mao

    $50

  • Stephanie Ogé

    $25

  • Nessa :)

    $50

  • Stefan and Julia

    $200

  • Michael & Liz Marcal

    $250

  • Sue Tran

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Jose Marcal & Elizabeth Brach

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $4,000

  • beret

    $25

  • Mary Viglianco, Orquidea Espinosa, Martha Alvarez

    $50

  • Michael Gold

    $50

  • John J. Concado

     

  • Trisha Baca

     

  • Alex

    $30

  • Miss Betty

    $250

  • Meg Evangelista

    $25

  • Ed and Barbara Ziff

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Ilyar Khammadov

    $50

  • Daphne Joseph

     

  • Jasmin

     

  • Kevin

    $50

  • Christine Perez

     

  • Lisa Bowers

     

  • Brad Rogers

    $50

  • Pedro Marcal

    $100

  • Yvette Avenhall

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Zachary Fluhr

    $100

  • Toby Lawson

    $25

  • Donald Guarnieri

    $250

  • Winifred Ormond

    $250

  • Lyric Ogden

    $100

  • Pedro Marcal

    $100

  • James Tsang

    $50

  • Thomas and Amy Callahan

    $250

  • Scott Curtis

    $100

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105% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $20,950 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Thomas Carpenter

Amount Raised

$11,125

 

56% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Antonio Ramos

Amount Raised

$8,075

 

40% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maki Casseus

Amount Raised

$900

Fundraiser Title

Darren Tran

Amount Raised

$675

Fundraiser Title

Edwin Deleon

Amount Raised

$175

Donor Comments

Scott Curtis

Scott Curtis

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Thomas and Amy Callahan

Thomas and Amy Callahan

DONATION: $250

9 months ago

James Tsang

James Tsang

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Pedro Marcal

Pedro Marcal

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Lyric Ogden

Lyric Ogden

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Winifred Ormond

Winifred Ormond

DONATION: $250

9 months ago

Donald Guarnieri

Donald Guarnieri

DONATION: $250

9 months ago

Toby Lawson

Toby Lawson

DONATION: $25

Great job Tony- hope to row with you next time! 9 months ago

Zachary Fluhr

Zachary Fluhr

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

9 months ago