Summer is FINALLY here! PortSide has been preparing for it. Please join us—the crowdrise campaign for Summer Youth Employment is in full force and a few intern positions are still available. Get on board!
In case you missed our BIG NEWS from May, the Mary A. Whalen was determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. This is very exciting because eligibility increases funding opportunities and visibility for the ship, for PortSide and for Red Hook
This summer PortSide can employ five youth from Brooklyn public housing to complete the restoration of the Captain’s cabin through NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Below, see how to help us offer this program or go straight to the fundraiser page here. To learn more about the restoration work click here.
Join the effort! Spread the word! Help fund the TeenTeam!
Last week, we launched a campaign on crowdrise to raise the $16,000 needed to offer this opportunity. In the first two days before the holiday weekend, we raised $1,115. Thank you, donors!
We are off to a great start, but there’s still $14,885 to be raised by June 30. You can help! Please give what you can and use crowdrise to ask others to give.
In September, we will invite donors on board for a party and private preview of the summer’s completed restoration work.
On crowdrise you can earn points for dollars you give—and dollars you raise—redeemable for prizes donated by sponsors. You can also set up a Project Team and run your own parallel campaign in support of our effort.
To support this project or to monitor our progress toward achieving our goal click here.
Internships Available for Summer 2011
Summer Intern positions available working on history and preservation research, cultural tourism, event planning and graphic and web design.
Please send a resume, your availability and a note about your interest to email@example.com