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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

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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

$22,329

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paul Silverman

    $250

  • Lexis Lazzara

    $25

  • The Smith Family

    $100

  • Andrea and Jim Simon

    $50

  • Chris Whelan

    $50

  • David Penick

    $50

  • ray di pietro

    $25

  • Rich Pinto

    $50

  • Capt. Falconer Jones III

    $100

  • Jordan

    $25

  • Captain Wendelin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bridget Johns

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Graham and Jane

    $100

  • Sally Goodwin

    $100

  • Jonathan McHugh

    $25

  • Ross Zapin

     

  • Dr. Bryan and Maura Mazey

    $1,000

  • Richard Stives

    $50

  • Greg Greves

    $100

  • Murphy Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Richard and Dawn Kurth

    $250

  • Doreen and Regis Canning

     

  • Daniel DeRose & Valerie Leimer

    $250

  • Mark & Elisa Ours

    $100

  • Jeff Branzburg

    $25

  • Drew Carlson and Amy McCarthy

    $100

  • Kevin Poehlmann

    $75

  • Bud Wolf

    $50

  • Kenny Schneider

    $50

  • Richard Siewert

    $100

  • Phil Gitler

    $50

  • Karen Feuer

     

  • Bryan and Nikki

    $50

  • Karen Feuer

     

  • William Derrick

    $100

  • Nick Sander

    $500

  • Nick Attaway

    $25

  • Kate Hoban

     

  • Wuning Ko

    $50

  • Andrea and Steve Kline

    $50

  • Gg

    $50

  • Lauren

    $50

  • The Kramer Family

    $50

  • Doug Neye

    $50

  • Steve gill

    $100

  • Kim Paster

     

  • Doug Moeller

    $25

  • David and Gayle Bernhaut

    $250

  • Molly Frasier

    $25

  • Tiffany Charoenying

    $50

  • A certain technologist

    $100

  • Man of Mystery

    $100

  • Heather & Bernard

    $100

  • Mark....

    $100

  • Cisco Foundation Match for Heather Bunch's Gift

    $100

  • Linda and Ed Fernand

    $50

  • M. Campbell

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • LLK

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • John & Brenda Aymar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alex

    $50

  • Brian Gelfand

    $150

  • Andrea Gabor

    $100

  • Holly schomann

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Maggie and Matt Trombly

    $25

  • Dia Hollenbeck

     

  • Sarah Griscom

    $50

  • Caroline Coleman

    $100

  • Kortlandts

    $75

  • John de Vries

    $100

  • Bernadett

    $25

  • Dax

    $200

  • Michael Rubenstein

    $25

  • Ray Albed

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • ADeRosa

     

  • Scott Adams

    $100

  • The Goldblatts

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nick and Julia Humphries

    $50

  • The Tandon Family

    $500

  • seans office-mate

    $20

  • Debra Gittler

    $72

  • Tim Britten

    $50

  • Sara and Mathew Levine

    $150

  • Emily Leonard

    $100

  • Lois Vaughan

    $50

  • Peter Waldor & Associates

    $250

  • David Harris and Joyce Johnson Harris

    $100

  • McGraw Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

    $50

  • McGraw-Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

    $50

  • Chris Mehos

    $1,000

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The Team: $22,329 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Dustin Goodwin

Amount Raised

$6,615

 

132% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Weinreich

Amount Raised

$5,347

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nick Siewert

Amount Raised

$3,882

 

97% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jan-Willem van den Dorpel

Amount Raised

$1,925

Fundraiser Title

Bill Finan

Amount Raised

$1,475

 

59% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sean Cooney

Amount Raised

$1,455

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Mazey

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Gillis

Amount Raised

$630

Donor Comments

Chris Mehos

Chris Mehos

DONATION: $1,000

3 months ago

McGraw-Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

McGraw-Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

McGraw Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

McGraw Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

David Harris and Joyce Johnson Harris

David Harris and Joyce Johnson Harris

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Peter Waldor & Associates

Peter Waldor & Associates

DONATION: $250

6 months ago

Lois Vaughan

Lois Vaughan

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Emily Leonard

Emily Leonard

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Sara and Mathew Levine

Sara and Mathew Levine

DONATION: $150

In Honor of Matt Weinreich 6 months ago

Tim Britten

Tim Britten

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Cooney! 6 months ago

Debra Gittler

Debra Gittler

DONATION: $72

6 months ago