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Dustin Goodwin's Fundraiser:

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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Half

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Dustin Goodwin

THE STORY:

Dustin Goodwin 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

$6,615

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Terry Schmidt

     

  • Nat Trienens

    $100

  • Rachel

    $25

  • Rich Falcone

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • GG

     

  • Betsy Alton

    $250

  • Rachel & Harry Moseley

    $180

  • Ken and Shelley Weber

    $50

  • Roger Arndall

    $150

  • LLK

    $25

  • Vanita and Jim Solomon

    $100

  • Abigail Edelman

    $50

  • mcfaddens

     

  • Paul Mirabella

    $50

  • Amy Lawday

    $25

  • Kiri Tannenbaum

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Suzy and Ben Biggs

    $100

  • Rick Smolen

    $50

  • Jonathan Bloom

    $100

  • Bert Cliche

    $25

  • ICS

    $250

  • Joel Snyder and Jan Trumbo

    $100

  • Abe Doctor

     

  • Emily Leonard

    $100

  • Da Karps

    $100

  • Rich Pinto

    $50

  • Capt. Falconer Jones III

    $100

  • Captain Wendelin

    $100

  • Bridget Johns

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Graham and Jane

    $100

  • Sally Goodwin

    $100

  • Karen Feuer

     

  • Bryan and Nikki

    $50

  • Nick Sander

    $500

  • Wuning Ko

    $50

  • Gg

    $50

  • Lauren

    $50

  • Steve gill

    $100

  • Kim Paster

     

  • Doug Moeller

    $25

  • Molly Frasier

    $25

  • Tiffany Charoenying

    $50

  • A certain technologist

    $100

  • Heather & Bernard

    $100

  • Mark....

    $100

  • Cisco Foundation Match for Heather Bunch's Gift

    $100

  • Brian Gelfand

    $150

  • Holly schomann

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Maggie and Matt Trombly

    $25

  • Dia Hollenbeck

     

  • Bernadett

    $25

  • ADeRosa

     

  • Emily Leonard

    $100

  • McGraw-Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

    $50

  • Chris Mehos

    $1,000

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132% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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

4 months ago

McGraw-Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

McGraw-Hill Match of Karen Feuer's Gift

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Emily Leonard

Emily Leonard

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

ADeRosa

ADeRosa

Thanks Dustin for all your hard work amazing work you been doing for youth and future generations 7 months ago

Bernadett

Bernadett

DONATION: $25

I couldn't say no to baby Ronan! Good job guys!!! 7 months ago

Dia Hollenbeck

Dia Hollenbeck

7 months ago

Maggie and Matt Trombly

Maggie and Matt Trombly

DONATION: $25

Go Dustin, Go!! 7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Holly schomann

Holly schomann

7 months ago

Brian Gelfand

Brian Gelfand

DONATION: $150

7 months ago