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Mr. Chau from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What’s Darwin Got to Do with It?

Help me give my students an experience of a lifetime at Oxford University. Your generous donation will help them pay for an all-inclusive academic program at Oxford University.

  • $7,200 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a selective enrollment school in the city of Chicago. They are high-achieving young men and women who have worked very hard to be admitted to a school that challenges them to live every day with courage, compassion, character, and curiosity--our four Cs.

Donating to my project will allow me to further enrich the academic and personal lives of my students.

As a Chicago Public School, our high school is perennially under-funded relative to suburban schools in the Chicago area, and any additional funding is greatly appreciated.

My Project

Imagine a student who loves both the sciences and the arts and reads literature voraciously. Now imagine 18 of them. This experience of a lifetime for our students will bring the science and literature they are learning to life at Oxford University. Inspired by the work of Gillian Beer, their academic work will focus on how Victorian literature was influenced by the theories of Charles Darwin.

These Chicago Public School students are highly driven and have committed to reading beyond their regular classroom curricula in order to engage with how the sciences and the arts can dovetail in profound ways.

Living in Oxford University dormitories, visiting sites that were frequented by J.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and engaging in an intellectually stimulating seminar will leave an indelible impression on our students.

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44 donors44 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Transportation Lakeland Tours, LLC $6,000.00

Trip cost

$6,000.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$90.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$6,120.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,080.00

Total project goal

$7,200.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$7,200.00

42 Donors

-$6,632.29

Donations toward project cost

-$6,120.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$512.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$567.71

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$0.00

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