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A Successful Voyage

September 24, 2020

On September 23, 2020 the SS RAFT took sail. During the virtual event, guests were able to learn more about RAFT, honor people and organizations that have had a profound impact on the education community, and learn what RAFT is doing to support joy in learning during these uncertain times. We were able to raise…

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RAFT Hall of Fame | Class of 2020

September 23, 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 STEAM Teachers of the Year, RAFT Heroes, and RAFT Volunteer Award winners! Thank you for all you do for our students, our education community, and RAFT! STEAM Teachers of the Year Meredith JonesMission Park Elementary STEAM Teacher of the Year presented by KPMG Ms. Jones is an impressive leader who communicates…

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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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Free Trial Memberships!

May 3, 2019 |

To celebrate RAFT’s 25th Anniversary, we are featuring some amazing specials to support our educators! All current members are receiving a free, automatic 4-month extension on their current memberships. Thank you for your membership!We will also feature a FREE Trial Membership window from May…

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A Message from Nigel Ball, RAFT Interim CEO

Mar 29, 2019 |

Dear RAFT Community: As you may know, RAFT has recently appointed me to lead this great charitable organization as Interim CEO. I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to fulfill RAFTs mission of helping educators to transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education…

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Leadership Change Announcement

Mar 27, 2019 |

March 27, 2019 — The Board of Directors of Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) today announced RAFT’s CEO, Sarah Slavin, has left RAFT. Since joining RAFT in December 2017, Sarah has led RAFT in fulfilling its mission of helping educators to transform a child’s…

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Holiday Shutdown – December 25th – January 1st

Dec 27, 2018 |

RAFT will be observing the following hours for our Holiday Break. RAFT San Jose: RAFT San Jose will be closed beginning Tuesday, December 24 and will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd. RAFT Redwood City: RAFT Redwood City will be closed beginning Friday, December 21 and will re-open Wednesday, January 9th. Happy…

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Redwood City Store Closed – Saturday, December 15

Dec 15, 2018 |

RAFT has been informed by our partners at the San Mateo County Office of Education there will be an unexpected closure of the building for construction purposes on Saturday 12/15. Therefore,our Redwood City Retail Store at 101 Twin Dolphin Drive will be closed this Saturday 12/15. RAFT Redwood…

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RAFT Warehouse Liquidation Sale this Saturday, October 27

Oct 26, 2018 |

RAFT is having a Warehouse Liquidation Sale at our San Jose location this Saturday, October 27, 2018! Plenty of great items for sale, including furniture and storage solutions not normally available at our stores. These items won’t last long, so come get them while…

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