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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7, 2021

Saturday, May 8:  Do teachers ever fully retire? If you were to ask these teachers they would say no! RAFT relies heavily on volunteers to help make our resources accessible to the education community at low cost. On average around 6,000 volunteers support RAFT each year.   Some of RAFT’s most dedicated volunteers are retired teachers.…

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Found Engineering

May 6, 2021

At RAFT we strongly believe that hands-on learning is crucial to a student’s development and learning. Students who are more physically engaged in the learning experience tend to have a deeper understanding with higher engagement and improved outcomes.  Hands-on activities require materials that can be transformed into learning tools and experiences. It is estimated that…

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Thanking RAFT Volunteers: Jean and Wayne

April 27, 2021

For 27 years, volunteers have played an important role at RAFT. Because of our volunteers, RAFT is able to make our resources available to the education community for affordable prices.  An example of volunteers playing an important role at RAFT is Jean and Wayne Suzuki. Since the very beginning, they have supported RAFT and help…

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Remembering Charles Geschke: Adobe Founder and RAFT Hero

April 22, 2021

It is with deep sadness that RAFT marks the passing of Dr. Charles “Chuck” M. Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and RAFT STEAM Hero. Dr. Geschke founded Adobe with Dr. John Warnock in 1982 and changed how we share, create, and interact with information forever.  His legacy embodies the utmost accomplishment in STEAM as well as…

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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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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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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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