The cost of a Portable Stage and Riser from Highsmith Inc. is $399, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
EC Reems Academy of Techonology and Arts is a charter school located in East Oakland and we serve 355, K-8 urban, low-income, at-risk students who work very hard at changing their lives despite their circumstances for the betterment of themselves and their community. As a school we face many obstacles in a neglected, gang-ridden neighborhood but despite them we prevail in engaging our students in a rigorous education which prepares them for professional careers and challenges them to become community leaders. EC Reems is a focal point of our community and we offer many social services to our students, their parents and the larger community (eg., afterschool tutoring, adult literacy classes, parenting classes, harm reduction therapy) so the education our students receieve can be championed and sustained by a caring support network. Last year, our students were honored by Oakland's City Hall for their Get Out the Vote Campaign work. This year, we are focusing our efforts on working with the community to enlighten and inform them about local issues that effect them and we are asking our students to be instruments of change. We recently received a new sound system from Donors Choose and are asking for an accompanying stage in order that we might use our front lot as a meeting place for our school and community. We are a small school and we do not have a gymnasium, auditorium or a library. Our lot is therefore our only meeting place and we meet each morning to recite the principles that we live by: unity, purpose, cooperative economics, creativity, self-examination and service to family and community as well as the pledge of allegiance and our morning announcements. We would like a stage so that our community meetings take on a new significance. Simply put, having a speaker on the same level as the audience does not have the impact that a stage offers. We will also use the stage for plays, poetry slams, oratory competitions and for entertainment during cultural events. Your generous gift would be well-cared for and put to use by our entire school this year and for many years to come. We strive to serve our students and are fully dedicated, heart and soul to our mission. Thank you for considering us and our cause.
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