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Ms. Wilson from Richmond VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cafe Historia

Help me give my students a realistic and comforting classroom cafe that they can call their very own!

  • $816 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach history in a Title I, inner-city school with very limited resources. With around 750 students, the majority of students are on free or reduced price lunch. My students are extremely creative, intelligent, and charismatic. They constantly amaze me with how much they can do with so little. My school is a burgeoning atmosphere of diversity. With a demographic population of around forty-nine percent Latino, forty-nine percent African-American, and two percent White, my school is a beacon of cultural and ethnic diversity. I service a plethora of English language learners and exceptional education students. A lack of ELL resources, technology, and materials hinder my students from reaching their full potential on a daily basis.

My Project

I teach in a Title I school in Richmond, Virginia. In neighboring districts, schools are in pristine shape! That is not necessarily the case at my school. There are sometimes unwanted creatures and students often grumble about the destitute nature of their school. I want to give students a classroom and space that is welcoming despite the downfalls and also feels like their own.

Due to all of this, I want my students to have access to their own exciting classroom safe haven, Cafe Historia!

In addition, my students are often not motivated by punishment for their ill-behaviors (which are often informed by personal traumas). However, they love to feel special and are highly motivated by incentives. By creating a classroom cafe using this furniture, coffee supplies, and decor, my students will feel more at home in my classroom!

Ms. Wilson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 24'' Round Red Metal Indoor-Outdoor Table Set with 2 Cafe Chairs • Amazon Business $188.92 1 $188.92
Keurig K-Elite Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, with Strong Temperature Control, Iced Coffee Capability, 12oz Brew Size, Programmable, Brushed Slate • Amazon Business $169.99 1 $169.99
Brightech Ambience Pro - Waterproof LED Outdoor String Lights - Hanging, Dimmable 2W Vintage Edison Bulbs - 48 Ft Commercial Grade Patio Lights Create Cafe Ambience In Your Backyard • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
MyGift 30-Inch A-Frame Sidewalk Frameless Chalkboard Sign, Store & Cafe Menu Board • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector w/ 8ft Cord – Ideal for Computers, Home Theatre, Appliances, Office Equipment and more (4,320 Joules) • Amazon Business $36.10 1 $36.10
Decorative LED Illuminated Marquee Letter Sign Cafe (21.2" x 8.66" x 1.57", USB or Battery Powered, Warm White) - Cafe Coffee Bar Sign for Wall Bar Pub Home Decor (Cafe - Brown) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Brick Peel and Stick Wallpaper - Brick Wallpaper - Easily Removable Wallpaper - 3D Wallpaper Brick Look – Use as Wall Paper, Contact Paper, or Shelf Paper - 17.71” Wide x 197” Long - 24.22 sq. ft. (4) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Sauder 413322 Beginnings 3-Shelf Bookcase, 24.56" L x 11.45" W x 35.28" H, Highland Oak finish • Amazon Business $25.96 1 $25.96
GOTIDEAL Liquid Chalk Markers, 30 colors Premium Window Chalkboard Neon Pens, Including 4 Metallic Colors, Painting and Drawing for Kids and Adults, Bistro & Restaurant, Wet Erase - Reversible Tip • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Amuse- Professional Barista"Cozy Collection" Mug- Set of 6 (Medium - 12 oz.) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Two Rivers Chocolate Hot Cocoa Sampler Pack, Single-Cup for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 40 Count • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Disposable Plastic Coffee Stirrer Straw - 5 Inch Sip Stir Stick (Black, 1,000) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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