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Save the Date: All Aboard the SS RAFT!

July 29, 2020

RAFT will host our 26th Annual Fundraiser All Aboard the SS RAFT on  Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This virtual event will feature our STEAM Teachers of the Year, RAFT Heroes & Volunteer Award Series, silent auction, Fund-a-Need, and much more. We want to invite you to join us for this special event! Join our community…

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Welcome to Our New Website

July 26, 2020

When you visited www.raft.net you probably noticed a change. Surprise! We are happy to announce that RAFT has a new website!  2020 seems to be the year of changes, and RAFT is no exception. We are excited about this good change.  For the past 4 months, RAFT staff has been busy working on the new…

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A Message of Solidarity from RAFT

Jun 4, 2020 |

To our RAFT Community: As we all know, these are unprecedented times: a pandemic crisis infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands, a collapsing economy and unemployment not seen since the Great Depression, and now a new wave of social unrest resulting from another…

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Support RAFT: Celebrating 25 years and Beyond!

Nov 21, 2019 |

Donate Here RAFT is approaching the end of its 25th year, and we have a lot to share with you! This past summer we completed a 2nd year of our Infinity STEAMED Summer School, where  50 students spent five weeks at RAFT learning about…

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RAFT Welcomes New CEO, Jason Morrella

Sep 24, 2019 |

Jason Morrella, RAFT CEO SAN JOSE, CA, September 24, 2019 –  Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT), a non-profit organization and leading provider of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) based hands-on learning for 25 years headquartered in San Jose, is delighted to announce…

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RAFT’s Electromagnetism Workshop Sparks Inspiration and Creativity!

Jul 23, 2019 |

RAFT relaunched its workshop program this summer with several interesting classes covering a variety of topics such as classroom management, design challenge facilitation, laser engraving, preschool math and science, and several others.  The workshop held on Saturday July 20, 2019 was called Exploring Electromagnetism…

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Electromagnetism. It’s Electric and Magnetic.

Jun 27, 2019 |

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RAFT Redwood City is Closing—Major Sale!

Jun 26, 2019 |

This week is the last chance to visit our Redwood City location. Please note die-cutting and laminating will not be available this week as we prepare for the move. We are holding an inventory liquidation sale running through Saturday, June 29th (during our normal operating…

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