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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

$26,805

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Sam K

    $20

  • Margarita Gonzalez

    $1,000

  • Jerome Schwartzman

    $1,000

  • Jacob Rosen

    $1,000

  • Mitch Shinder

    $1,000

  • Mallory Garcia

    $500

  • Andrew Balysky

    $500

  • Casey Hancock

    $500

  • Rittik Chakrabarti

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Oscar Aarts

    $500

  • Rob Rosenberg

    $400

  • oscar aarts

    $1,000

  • Gary Ragusa

    $100

  • Oscar Arts

    $500

  • Houlihan Lokey Match for Oscar Arts

    $1,000

  • Hugh Nelson

    $500

  • Antje Kann & Dave Maltz

    $500

  • Melissa Pinto

    $50

  • Andrew Balysky

    $50

  • Liz Van Pelt

    $50

  • Louis Gugliotta

    $1,000

  • Benjamin Fritsche

    $1,000

  • Akshay Joshi

    $1,000

  • Prashant Kamath

    $1,000

  • Shannon Kane

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jonathan Sloan

    $100

  • Pranati & Anoushrie Gupta

    $150

  • rima roy

     

  • Anushree

    $100

  • Pooja Chawla

     

  • Srimoyee, Ani & Riyaan

    $50

  • The Croft Family

    $500

  • Proctor Family

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nusrat Nabi

    $50

  • Kathryn Johnson

    $100

  • Ethan Stadtmauer

     

  • Joan Rosen

    $50

  • Natalie Balysky

    $100

  • Mark Schade

    $250

  • Gary Brewster

    $500

  • ratna chakrabarti

    $100

  • John Brooman

    $100

  • Ashwini Kamath

    $100

  • Robert Teigman

    $100

  • Helen Cheng

     

  • Oscar Aarts

    $6,000

  • Tad Flynn

     

  • Larysa

    $50

  • Ellen Rosen Konar

    $50

  • Shannon DiStefano

    $50

  • Leon, Bobbi, Zoe, Aidan

    $500

  • Mary-Anne and Mateusz

    $250

  • Krishna Chawla

    $50

  • Donald Klingbeil, Ambos Mundos

    $1,000

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The Team: $26,805 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

oscar aarts

Amount Raised

$14,875

Fundraiser Title

Rittik Chakrabarti

Amount Raised

$1,150

Fundraiser Title

Benjamin Fritsche

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

77% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Jacob Rosen

Amount Raised

$1,130

 

113% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Prashant Kamath

Amount Raised

$1,100

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jerry schwartzman

Amount Raised

$1,000

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Margarita Gonzalez

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Mitch Shinder

Amount Raised

$1,000

Donor Comments

Donald Klingbeil, Ambos Mundos

Donald Klingbeil, Ambos Mundos

DONATION: $1,000

6 months ago

Krishna Chawla

Krishna Chawla

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Mary-Anne and Mateusz

Mary-Anne and Mateusz

DONATION: $250

6 months ago

Leon, Bobbi, Zoe, Aidan

Leon, Bobbi, Zoe, Aidan

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

Shannon DiStefano

Shannon DiStefano

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Ellen Rosen Konar

Ellen Rosen Konar

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Larysa

Larysa

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Tad Flynn

Tad Flynn

6 months ago

Oscar Aarts

Oscar Aarts

DONATION: $6,000

6 months ago

Helen Cheng

Helen Cheng

6 months ago