You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Rivas from Huntington Park CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Professional Development: Design Thinking

I need to attend a three-day institute on equity-centered design thinking and innovative mindsets.

  • $1,290 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low socioeconomic school in Southern California where all students receive free lunch. My students are special because they are in a bilingual kindergarten class. Seventy percent of our day is in Spanish and 30% of our day is in English. I have 24 students with different needs, personalities, and learning modalities. Most of my students are English language learners, but I do have English speakers who want to learn how to read and write in two languages. How awesome is that?

My Project

I am an educator constantly seeking opportunities to grow professionally. The Design Thinking Institute will provide an opportunity to improve on my ISTE standards for educators. I will learn the best practices for my students to meet their own ISTE standards as well. This institute will help both my students and I become empowered learners, digital citizens, collaborators, communicators, innovative designers, creative thinkers, computational thinkers, empathizers, goals setters, global citizens, risks takers, real-life problem solvers, and so much more. I am a kindergarten teacher who wants to set the foundation and instill these positive mindsets at a young age that will eventually lead to a better future.

Ms. Rivas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Rivas is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Lodging New Orleans Lodging $300.00
Trip package Equity-Centered Design Thinking and Innovative Mindsets (Registration Fees Only) $550.00
Food New Orleans Dining $90.00
Transportation New Orleans Flights $110.00

Trip cost

$1,050.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,095.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$193.37

Total project goal

$1,289.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,289.12

1 Donor

-$50.00

Donations toward project cost

-$50.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,230.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,045.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$184.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Huntington Park","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1315889],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3950635,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/professional-development-design-thinkin/3950635/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Rivas","authorIds":{"1315889":{"owner":"Ms. Rivas","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3950635],"proposalHash":"1749489372","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1315889_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1486839096849","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":220143,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjE2Mzc2OA==","MTMxNTg4OQ=="],"teacherId":1315889,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}