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Community Boat Building relies on the support of generous donors like you to ensure our program continues. A donation to Community Boat Building will bring opportunities for life changing experiential education to some of the most disadvantaged youth in the Boston Public School system. By keeping our students engaged in their education we offer them a greater chance for success in the future and the opportunity to remain an engaged and productive member of society. 

Community Boat Building is fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England, inc., a registered 501(c)(3) charity. All donations are tax deductible. TSNE assists CBB with HR, finance, and benefit programs so that we can stay focused on our mission and keep our overhead as low as possible. To make a donation to Community Boat Building please click on the PayPal link below. 


Taunts were replaced with compliments. Failures were met with encouragement rather than glee. "Please" and "thank you" replaced "give me that" and silence. Help was not requested and refused, it was initiated and accepted. Witnessing this change made me realize that a bunch of kids in a room is not a class. A class is a group of students embracing challenges, inspired to learn and be supportive of each other. A classroom can be wherever those students are demonstrating these traits.

Kevin O'Hallaran

Harvard-Kent Teacher

The Harvard-Kent School moving from Level 3 to Level 1 affirms what our teachers, staff, families and students have known all along--that we are a great school that works hard to ensure we meet the needs of all our students.  Our partnership with CBB has enabled our fifth grade students to put their classroom learned skills to task by working as a team to build boats. It requires our students to demonstrate our core values of purpose, responsibility, individuality, determination and engagement to successfully complete their boats.  CBB has given our 5th graders a unique opportunity that instills self-confidence and hard work into a project that they can be proud of...and row!

Jason Gallagher

Harvard-Kent Principal

One student from Young Achievers attended school just 4 days in September and October, when he began building a boat with CBB. Once he saw the boat he would be making, he attended every day for the duration of the program. When his group completed their boat, he did not miss another day of school for three months, and completed the year with an excellent attendance record.

Young Achievers Elementary

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