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Mr. Stern from Hayward CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Change Our School

Help me give my students an opportunity to change our school, literally. My AVID seniors - those hard-working, college-bound students - want to leave something behind, a beautiful mural.

  • $454 goal

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My Students

About 70% of my students have been classified as English Language Learners at some point in their schooling. They come from a working-class background, their parents often have not graduated college. It means a lot to my students to "walk across that stage." My students have big goals and they will accomplish a lot of firsts in their family. A good majority of my students have had incredibly challenging, difficult events in their life, from deaths to "broken homes." How they wear that scholar mask is often beyond me. But they show up and work hard. I'm honored to teach them.

My Project

While our high school located is in a working-class neighborhood and has lots of resources, the buildings are dated, stained, undeniably ugly. And on some level, students internalize that message that they are not worth it. My AVID 12 students have worked really hard throughout high school, proving anyone can make it to an excellent college. They want to change not just the school but the narrative of our school. So they have designed a mural and we're ready to get to work. We just need the materials. With your help, we can paint a college-going mural, one that combines the metaphor of a road with our town and higher-education. Please help!

Mr. Stern
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KILZ Premium High-Hide Stain Blocking Interior/Exterior Latex Primer/Sealer, White, 5 gallon • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Rust-Oleum 7213502 Hammered Metal Finish, Silver, 1-Quart (Packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $12.98 4 $51.92
Rust-Oleum 7215502 Hammered Metal Finish, Black, 1-Quart (Packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $12.98 4 $51.92
STANLEY PTST03508 8 Piece Paint Kit TAN • Amazon Business $14.95 3 $44.85
Rust-Oleum 7727502 Stops Rust, 32 oz. Quart, Gloss Royal Blue • Amazon Business $8.98 4 $35.92
4 Piece Painters Tape,Paint Roller,Masking Tape,Tapes,1.41-Inch by 54.6 Yards(36mm x 50m) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Frost King P1250R Super Strength High Density Drop Cloths, 12' x 50' x 1.5 mil, Clear • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Bates Paint Brushes - 5 Pieces (3, 2.5, 2, 1.5 and 1-Inch), Paint Brushes For Walls, Professional Wall Brush Set, House Paint Brush, Trim Paint Brush, Sash Paint Brush, Premium Paintbrush, Stain Brush • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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