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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Oliver Ryan

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

$19,584

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ssinjin Lee

    $25

  • Rory O'Flaherty

    $100

  • steph

    $100

  • Jeff and Liz Kurtz

    $50

  • Mike N

    $100

  • Jasper and Oliver

    $100

  • Jon and Barb Stroud

    $100

  • Jan Kem

    $100

  • Mary Lynne Poole

    $150

  • Stacey Curry

     

  • Roger Liddell

    $600

  • Quinn Bennett Rojas

    $50

  • André Blas

     

  • Holly

    $200

  • Juan Gonzalez

     

  • Ivan Cash

     

  • Maya, Bosco & Che' Kante

     

  • Elinor McLaren

     

  • Carolyn MacKenzie

    $250

  • Andrew McLaren

    $50

  • Kristin Meyer

     

  • Barbara

    $100

  • Barbara and Peter Georgescu

    $300

  • Wajmah Yaqubi

    $100

  • Chris Hardtman

     

  • Meredith Tucker

     

  • Brady Richards

     

  • Miguel Ferrer

    $50

  • Melinda Shopsin

     

  • your compadres at duotone

    $500

  • Alexis Dittmer

    $250

  • Jiae & John

    $50

  • Emily & paul

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Chrissy Kaufman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Your underage spoon carving pal

     

  • LEWIS CANFIELD

     

  • John Mullen

    $100

  • Dorothy Slover

    $100

  • Hilary and Elliot

    $50

  • Adele Munisteri

     

  • Keith & Alex

    $100

  • Graham Hill IV

    $100

  • Brittoni

    $5,000

  • Mikaela

     

  • Juliana Jaoudi

     

  • John Berg

    $100

  • Andrew & Aubrey

    $100

  • Claude

     

  • Theresa Karle

    $100

  • Elizabeth Hummer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • amy & randy

    $50

  • Robert Goff + Matthew McAlpin

     

  • jercinovic

    $250

  • Alexandra Johnes

    $200

  • Alexandra Johnes

    $100

  • Alexandra Johnes

    $100

  • The Hutchinson Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rachel Linder

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • PJ and Chris

    $500

  • Bart Quillen

    $250

  • Bart Quillen

    $250

  • Esther Russ

    $50

  • Heather & Bill Vrattos

    $250

  • Dante Pauwels

    $50

  • fiona austin

     

  • Cassandra Watson

    $100

  • R Robertson

    $50

  • craig

    $250

  • Bob & Maggie Bombara

    $250

  • ANDREW H CUMMINS

    $150

  • elizabeth grubaugh

    $25

  • Lorna Graev

    $200

  • Megan McGrath

    $50

  • EQ

     

  • Megan Randall

    $50

  • Mark Mullen

    $100

  • Kerstin & Buddy

    $50

  • Walter Beebe-Center

     

  • Ed Campaniello

    $100

  • Matthew Stepka

    $100

  • Amy Conger

    $50

  • ALEX CHAINTREUIL

    $50

  • Huda Khouri

    $400

  • Michael Strange

     

  • Jane Poole

    $50

  • Ruth & Jose Luis Martinez

    $100

  • Michael Peterson Foundation

    $750

  • Thekla Shackeford

    $500

  • Sacha and Terry

     

  • John & Hope Berg

    $100

  • M A D E R A

    $250

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match of Benjamin Rader's gift

    $100

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match of Benjamin Rader's gift

    $200

  • Faith Stern

    $25

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The Team: $19,584 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Oliver Ryan

Amount Raised

$10,329

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Johnes

Amount Raised

$3,745

Fundraiser Title

Pete Ho

Amount Raised

$2,400

Fundraiser Title

John Berg

Amount Raised

$1,485

Fundraiser Title

Reta Gasser

Amount Raised

$800

Fundraiser Title

Dave Kane

Amount Raised

$425

Fundraiser Title

Benjamin Rader

Amount Raised

$300

Fundraiser Title

Wajmah Yaqubi

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Faith Stern

Faith Stern

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match of Benjamin Rader's gift

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match of Benjamin Rader's gift

DONATION: $200

9 months ago

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match of Benjamin Rader's gift

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match of Benjamin Rader's gift

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

M A D E R A

M A D E R A

DONATION: $250

10 months ago

John & Hope Berg

John & Hope Berg

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Sacha and Terry

Sacha and Terry

11 months ago

Thekla Shackeford

Thekla Shackeford

DONATION: $500

11 months ago

Michael Peterson Foundation

Michael Peterson Foundation

DONATION: $750

11 months ago

Ruth & Jose Luis Martinez

Ruth & Jose Luis Martinez

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Jane Poole

Jane Poole

DONATION: $50

12 months ago