School Trip to see Hidden Figures

$3,675 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 30 months
Greetings Commnity Members,

As some of you are aware, I work as a Middle School Math/Science/Leadership Teacher @ Willie Brown Middle School in San Francisco. We are currently working on a new project for our entire school community.
As you may know, Willie Brown MS is a STEM school with the hopes of disrupting societal norms around Mathematician, Scientist or Engineers--especially through the lens of young woman and students of color.
In addition to providing the students with academic excellence, we want to expose our students to REAL life examples of pioneers in the field. With this, we have decided to take the whole Willie Brown community to see "Hidden Figures". This movie, takes a look at the three Black Women Mathematicians ( Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson) who were instrumental to the successful orbiting of the Earth and placing a man on the Moon. Their stories were never told, which does not take advantage of the critical moments in American History and many different heroes that support the mission.
What is so critical about this movie, is that these woman could be their mothers, sisters, aunts or the students themselves. Seeing yourself as a important member of society, we support the notion that they are amazingly strong brilliant scholars.
So, here is the ask. Our student government has been working hard to support multiple activities and experiences for the entire Willie Brown community. We also have several major events that are coming up this semester ( making sure that every student steps foot on a college campus every Academic school year, PBIS events and EOY-end of year-activities.) We want to make sure that ALL students have the opportunity to attend the movie without the stress of paying.
We have received a quote from AMC Theatre of 1, 764 for 294 seats-- AMC 1000
School Buses ( hopefully Free with SFUSD) ~ $1,000.
Lunch for Students --$300
Subtotal = $3000
We are looking to our thought partners and stakeholder to help support us in this venue. All proceeds WILL be tax deductible and will directly support our endeavors. 

Thank you again for taking the time to read this email. This and the other many projects that we do here at Willie Brown is a labor of love and we appreciate any and all support.
In solidarity,
Michelle Cody
Math, Science and Student Social Experience Teacher
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Today, we were able to TAKE over 270 students and STAFF to see the movie Hidden Figures. Thank you for ALL of your support with this venture. The cost of the field trip was more like 3500, so all of the donations have helped out a lot.

We are going to keep the campaign OPEN for one more week in hopes that we can generate donations that will support the other wonderful programs and activities on campus. Such as the Wellness Center, Athletics Department, Robotics Club, Student Leadership, Lunar New Year, Black History Month, Woman's History Month, Asian Pacific Islander Month, College Tours , Valentine's Day Dance, End of the Year Celebrations and much much more. Thank you again for supporting, sharing, thinking about us. There are some AMAZING humans here that will go on to change the world, and we have the opportunity to witness it happen.

Peace & Blessings.

Michelle - Teacher
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Thank for you ALL of the donations. My students are making "Thank You" for all of our sponsors. Please email your mailing address to my school email, so that can proper thank you.

With love

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$3,675 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 81 people in 30 months
Created January 21, 2017
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Dante Higgins
29 months ago
Robin Baeseman
29 months ago
Erin Raab
30 months ago
marcia thomas
30 months ago

What a great idea and a wonderful movie

Matt and Suzanne Reno
30 months ago

Let get this so there is $500 for popcorn!

Brian Bennett
30 months ago

Awesome, Cody!

Kerry James
30 months ago
Allyson Kurth
30 months ago
Amber Goldman
30 months ago

Let’s do this! Thank you Michelle Cody for leading the way for our students.

Alec Lee
30 months ago

In honor of Aim High Distinguished Alumna, Michelle Cody.

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