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I Dance for Baltimore Students

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Cynthia Chavez

THE STORY:

I truly believe children need love and support beyond the classroom in order to be successful students.  One way to show love is to start with promoting healthy lifestyles in the community.

In 2008, I invited members of my former college Hip-Hop dance team to spend the entire day with my sixth grade social studies students. Seeing the engagement of my students, their smiles, and their motivation to do better during and after that experience showed me how I could do my part in bettering the lives of students in Baltimore City.  The opportunity to express yourself and the discipline of dance creates leaders in and out of the classroom.

Three years later, with my amazing dance partner, what started as a school club has grown into

  • an after-school program at seven sites,
  • a city-wide dance team,
  • trips to colleges,
  • a nationally recognized dance competition show and benefit,
  • an annual college scholarship, and
  • Saturday dance workshops for students, families, teachers, and the community. 

With the help of local Baltimore City school teachers, community leaders, and dancers from all over the country, the Baltimore Dance Crews Project has made it its mission to (1) support student achievement, (2) build community, (3) encourage creativity, and (4) promote healthy lifestyles.

After completing my third year of teaching, I decided to dedicate my life to the students of Baltimore beyond the classroom. This year I plan to continue with the programs established across the city of Baltimore and establish the Baltimore Dance Crews Project as a non-profit. With the help of so many people, I hope to impact more students to better the future of Baltimore. In the future I hope to open a community dance center so the community has a home to not only dance, but to support student achievement and healthy lifestyles.

Your donations will go to BDCP's supporter Dance Baltimore, Inc.  Dance Baltimore is a 501 (c)(3) that supports dance organizations across the city.  Your donations will assist a living stipend and cover costs of establishing a non-profit in the state of Maryland.

In addition, I am willing to lead dance workshops anywhere to raise money for this cause.  I have taught dance workshops in Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC.  You can see example workshops in the video provided or see our youtube.

With your support we can better Baltimore's future.

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"The MOVEMENT starts with the right step." - BDCP Motto

 

Other methods I am raising money for this cause.  

  • Running the Baltimore 1/2 Marathon on October 15, 2011
  • Delivering bagels to city teachers

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,642

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian Gerardo

    $250

  • Ashley Rock

    $250

  • Mikey C.

    $25

  • Cuong Pham

    $100

  • Brian Tajo

    $100

  • Yorke Zhang

    $175

  • Stephanie Ly

    $40

  • Ronald Paguyo

    $100

  • Katherine Paguyo

    $20

  • Benita Merino

    $20

  • David Curameng

    $8

  • Dwight Johnson

    $20

  • Sarah Quigley

    $5

  • Rodney Dalrymple

    $5

  • Kris Woetzel

    $10

  • Harvey Samaco

    $5

  • Ayana Scott-Elliston

    $2

  • Shanda Taylor

    $5

  • Justin Hansley

    $3

  • Warren Holly

    $5

  • Kouryou Ngin

    $5

  • Lauren Grant

    $10

  • Jeffrey Calero

    $10

  • Xuan Liu

    $10

  • Seraph Nguyen

    $5

  • Tomek Partyka

    $5

  • Ben Chuo

    $5

  • Chris Nguyen

    $5

  • Jason Gebran

    $10

  • Naomi Field

    $5

  • Alex Lapian

    $5

  • Will Ho

    $5

  • Timothy Reyes

    $10

  • Dancing's Our Poinson (DOP)

    $25

  • Erin Young

    $10

  • Jenny Huh

    $7

  • Jose Robles

    $5

  • Liz Russo

    $5

  • Daniel Bui

    $5

  • Arlene Chung

    $5

  • Bamboom Dance Crew

    $25

  • Jason Chou

    $5

  • Christine Nguyen

    $5

  • John Terrell

    $10

  • Edlene Fronteras

    $20

  • Eirol Bernardino

    $20

  • Dhyrl Bitamor

    $20

  • Christian Pangilinan

    $5

  • Janae Marcia

    $5

  • Mackinjosh Zumarraga

    $5

  • Tierra Green

    $20

  • Matt Manganti

    $20

  • Shirley Reppert

    $10

  • Jennifer Hazelwood

    $5

  • Calan Bryant

    $2

  • Alexis Collins

    $5

  • Muisc Makers

    $100

  • Monica Raugitinane

    $20

  • Michelle Pelaez

    $40

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16% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,642 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Cynthia Chavez

Amount Raised

$1,542

 

15% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Kissa Fernandez

Amount Raised

$100

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Ashley Rock

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tod dai

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Donor Comments

Michelle Pelaez

Michelle Pelaez

DONATION: $40

Better late than never.... Love you Brian and I am so proud of all your hard work! Merry Christmas <3 5 years ago

Monica Raugitinane

Monica Raugitinane

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Shirley Reppert

Shirley Reppert

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Jennifer Hazelwood

Jennifer Hazelwood

DONATION: $5

6 years ago

Calan Bryant

Calan Bryant

DONATION: $2

6 years ago

Alexis Collins

Alexis Collins

DONATION: $5

6 years ago

Muisc Makers

Muisc Makers

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Christian Pangilinan

Christian Pangilinan

DONATION: $5

6 years ago

Janae Marcia

Janae Marcia

DONATION: $5

6 years ago

Mackinjosh Zumarraga

Mackinjosh Zumarraga

DONATION: $5

6 years ago