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A talk with Adam Green from Rocking the Boat

February 18, 2011

The Center for Wooden Boats is delighted to invite you to a presentation by the Founder and Executive Director of the innvoative New York non-profit “Rocking the Boat”.

Tuesday, February 22nd
CWB Boathouse in Seattle

“Rocking the Boat uses boats to help young people challenged by severe economic, educational, and social disadvantage develop into empowered and responsible adults. Participating during the school-day, after-school, and summer in hands-on wooden boatbuilding and on-water education programs, young people in the South Bronx develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and the skills needed to achieve them. Adam Green launched Rocking the Boat in 1996 as a volunteer project in an East Harlem junior high school. It has since developed into a fully sustainable independent non-profit organization annually serving over 2,500 young people and community members. Kids don’t just build boats at Rocking the Boat, boats build kids.” 

A native of Manhattan, Adam graduated in 1996 from Vassar College with a focus on folklore and storytelling in American Culture. Through his work developing Rocking the Boat, Adam has received an Echoing Green Fellowship, a Union Square Award for grassroots organizing, a Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneuriship Award, has been the subject of a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy episode, and has been featured as a New York 1 New Yorker of the Week. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Bronx River Alliance and as a representative for the Bronx Borough President’s office on the Hunts Point Monitoring Committee. 

For more information visit the organization’s website at

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