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Mr. Gomez Portillo from Annandale VA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Middle School Students Go to College!

My students need help with transportation to attend a life-changing college visit to VCU in Richmond, Virgina. This is their FIRST college visit ever, let's make it happen!

  • $1,469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine moving to a new country. You walk into a classroom and you may not have ever had any formal education before. You have never read or written and you have this smiling teacher talking to you in a language you don't understand. These are the students I teach every day.

I work in a large school with a very high immigrant population in the Washington D.C.

Area.

Many of my students have very limited schooling in their own language and are now thrust into a formal school setting. We move from learning letters to reading very quickly. We help students learn English while holding on and becoming literate in their own language as well. My students have come from all around the world, from many different and often difficult situations. They hold the American Dream, but need the tools to make them successful.

Many of my students have never even thought of going to college after they finish public school. As a teacher, my goal is to inspire them to never give up. I make it a goal to take them to a university trip at least once a year. I want them to see and feel the experience!

My Project

Going to college is a goal that many of us have. My students also have this dream, but to many of them, this seems like an impossible goal. As part of our commitment to empower our students, we want to take a group of our students to visit Virginia Commonwealth University for a day.

This will be the first trip ANY of our students take to a college campus.

We want to show them that, they will be able to attend in a few years. It is never too early to start thinking about studies after high school.

We are asking donors to help us raise funds to make this happen. Let's give our wonderful students an experience that they will not only remember, but that will also empower them to keep fighting!

Mr. Gomez Portillo
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 50 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Transportation Mount Vernon Travel Inc. $1,200.00

Trip cost

$1,200.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,248.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.24

Total project goal

$1,468.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,468.24

6 Donors

-$1,459.41

Donations toward project cost

-$1,248.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$211.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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