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RAFT Hall of Fame | Class of 2021

September 23, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 STEAM Teachers of the Year, RAFT Heroes, RAFT Partner of the Year and RAFT Volunteer Award winners! Thank you for all you do for our students, our education community, and RAFT! STEAM Teachers of the Year Melissa NakamuraLagunita Elementary School STEAM Teacher of the Year presented by KPMG Mrs. Nakamura is…

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2021 Found At RAFT Special Event

September 23, 2021

On September 22, 2021, RAFT hosted it’s annual event, Found At RAFT. The resources that educators, parents, and students need for success can be Found at RAFT. 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, as well…

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2021 Fall Event & Sale

September 15, 2021

Join us at RAFT on Saturday, October 2, 9-4 pm for our outdoor, parking lot Fall Event & Sale that includes a full day of free and fun, hands-on STEAM learning activities for all K-12 children. We’ll be featuring our best-sellers like our hands-on activity STEAM kits, art/office supplies, and recycled materials to create your…

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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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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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