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Team Boston Rising 2013

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Carl Allen via Crowdrise
April 08, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event last night! We raised over $700 and it's still rolling in as people see the youtube coverage!  See more

BENEFITING: BOSTON RISING INC

ORGANIZER: BOSTON RISING INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

Mileage Tracker: 117

Carl Allen

THE STORY:

Hi Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

This year, I'm running the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon to raise money for the William Monroe Trotter School in Boston. 

My fundraising goal is $7,000 - and Boston Rising will match up to $5,000 of what I raise!  Your contribution through this page will help to purchase needed technology to support the great work of the Trotter School in turning around the lives of their students and also helping to bring up the whole Grove Hall neighborhood.  I worked with the Trotter School in their important "Turnaround" work for the last two years and I believe in the team there and the work they're doing! 

Read all the details below - and also stay tuned for some more fundraising antics I might come up with to try to get your support!  I'll also be updating my training mileage (to total over 350 miles between now and Marathon Monday!) In the meantime...

Please contribute!! Thanks for your support!

Carl

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About William Monroe Trotter School

http://www.trotterschool.org

The William Monroe Trotter School is a K1-5 elementary school located in Grove Hall on the Dorchester/Roxbury line.  The school's mission is to ensure, inspire and develop the academic and social emotional growth of all of its learners as they aspire to reach academic excellence.

Grove Hall is a neighborhood that since the 1960s has seen a great deal of blight and decline - with a poverty rate of 29% - 9 points higher than the City of Boston as a whole and nearly three times the US average.  Additionally, the Grove Hall neighborhood surrounding the Trotter School has a high rate of adults without a college or even high school education, and it has the highest rate of youth crime and gun violence in Boston. This is part of the reason why the Trotter is in the epicenter of the City's "Circle of Promise", an area where much has been focused around building up the neighborhood.

The Trotter School has, for the last several years, been designated as a "Turnaround School" and as such, the whole district, the school's dedicated leadership team, and all the school's staff and partners have been making great strides - truly turning the school around for the betterment of its students and their neighborhoods.

About Me

I'm living in Jamaica Plain - not far from Grove Hall, the Trotter's neighborhood.  I've been working for the last two years for the Boston Public Schools - first in the Office of Accountability and now as Director of Transportation.  I devote my every day to improve the services the City of Boston and Boston Public Schools provide for its students and families - and this is just an extension of that.  I'm excited, also, to finally move beyond my (alleged) "banditry" in the last two years' Boston Marathon and to put forth a solid and "official" effort to help the Trotter School!  I'm shooting to beat my first year (unoffical) time of 3:47!

What the Trotter will do with the Money Raised

The money would be used to purchase new computers and projectors for classrooms.  Many of the Trotter's teachers have old computers in their classrooms which are no longer capable of running some innovative and new software programs the school already owns and which will propel student learning.   For example, the school has a new math curriculum, Envision, Kurzweil, a text to speech reading software program that supports both our special education and ELL students, and Reading Counts which supports independent reading.  In addition, teachers currently are not able to administer reading tests on Lexia, which is a crucial tool to measure improvement in student literacy.

These purchases will reduce the “technology gap” that currently exists which puts the Trotter's students at a severe academic disadvantage.  The tools will also improve educational advancement by improving student engagement and attention since it is a medium that is more interactive and dynamic.  

About Boston Rising

Boston Rising is an antipoverty fund. Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty once and for all in Boston by clearing the way for the next Rising Class. We do two things: we mobilize resources and we invest for huge impact.

A quality education is a key driver for anyone looking to build a better life for him or herself. Among other investment areas, Boston Rising is committed to funding initiatives along an education continuum from cradle to career readiness. Our approach is to invest in the ecosystem of schools in and surrounding Grove Hall, with the objective of strengthening these institutions. At the same time, Boston Rising works to increase access to and choice among outstanding educational opportunities for residents of the neighborhood.

Boston Rising is using this year's marathon as a tool to reach our investment goals in the area of education, benefitting the William Monroe Trotter School, Boston Latin Academy, the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, and the Higgison-Lewis Middle School

Proceeds from this year's Marathon will:

  • Enhance student engagement and learning efficiency through increased access to technology
  • Extend library after-school hours
  • Provide subsidies for students to attend field trips who would otherwise be unable to pay
  • Support the formation of additional student clubs

$8,209

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carl Allen

    $200

  • Kim Connolly

    $200

  • MacLeod Family

    $25

  • Laura Dziorny

    $25

  • Randi Kallas

    $50

  • Art and Pix

    $200

  • Devin & Michelle Quirk

    $25

  • Gretchen O'Neill

    $50

  • Rich and Deb Forslund

    $50

  • Katie Keith

    $100

  • Jon & Noelle Super

    $50

  • Katy Black

     

  • Carl Allen loves the Green Bay Packers

    $50

  • Dan Berwick

    $50

  • Marcie and Bob Hancock

    $150

  • Thompson Twins (aka Arleen and Joe)

    $150

  • Mary Dillman

    $26

  • Amaya + Dave

    $50

  • Sandy and Wendy Allen

    $25

  • James Solomon

    $25

  • Tom Gannon

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Natalie Sanchez

    $20

  • Brendan McCarthy

    $50

  • Maggie Drouineaud

    $10

  • David Giljohann and Allison Harney

     

  • Michael Muller

    $40

  • Jean & Stan Linnell

    $25

  • Phyllis Moody

    $50

  • Mel Stiller

    $25

  • Meadows Márquez Family

     

  • Kirby Puckett

    $100

  • Ben and Kris Allen

    $200

  • Sam Graham-Felsen and Sasha Weiss

    $36

  • Kim Bohling

     

  • Elizabeth Centeio

     

  • Mike Kalin

     

  • Breita Linnell

    $200

  • Annonymous

    $75

  • Elizabeth and Ahmed Ghoniem

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Torunn Harty

    $50

  • Huxley, Lennox, & baby de Kok-Somviengxayy

    $100

  • JC Iron Works

    $100

  • Ben Harris

    $100

  • Rich Kneece

    $200

  • Team Ngo-Kimmons

    $100

  • Barbara/Alan Greenstein

    $100

  • Friend of MS Ngo

     

  • Liz Walczak

    $50

  • Qi Li Tan

    $25

  • Sara Nelson

    $50

  • Tom Schoelerman

    $50

  • Noah

    $30

  • paul pomrehn

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John McDonough

    $126

  • Alison Brown

    $75

  • Luc Schuster

    $35

  • Matt Wilder

    $50

  • Karaoke Cash!!

    $597

  • Mary Dillman & David Levin

    $40

  • $20.00

    $20

  • Nate, Lyndsay, and Evan

    $100

  • Matthew & Julia Badiali

    $50

  • K&S Majmudar

     

  • The Myers

    $100

  • ZZ & SS

    $100

  • Allison Terry

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Chocolate Thunder

    $100

  • Aaron Kellogg

    $25

  • LeBailly Family

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $104

  • Suzanne Mathews

     

  • Brett Walker

    $25

  • Carl Allen

    $75

  • GDR Foundation

    $2,000

  • Bob Tomasello

    $100

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117% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $17,084 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Carl Allen

Amount Raised

$8,209

 

117% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christian Ekholm-Jacobson

Amount Raised

$5,455

Fundraiser Title

Darrin Gold

Amount Raised

$2,550

Fundraiser Title

Hillary Forbes

Amount Raised

$770

 

15% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

BOSTON RISING INC

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Mike Kalin

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Carl Allen

Carl Allen

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

GDR Foundation

GDR Foundation

DONATION: $2,000

5 years ago

Bob Tomasello

Bob Tomasello

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Brett Walker

Brett Walker

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Suzanne Mathews

Suzanne Mathews

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $104

5 years ago

LeBailly Family

LeBailly Family

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Aaron Kellogg

Aaron Kellogg

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Chocolate Thunder

Chocolate Thunder

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Here is what I owed you from the Kareoke fundraiser. You are so awesoem for doing this and I am happy we could come out to support you Carl!!! Tahnks for including us and happy we could help you meet your fundraising goal. lisa 5 years ago