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A place to row, learn & be inspired
Our community will do more than row here. Our rowers–who come from all over New York City–will laugh and work hard here. They will do math homework and write their college essays here. They will learn to row and go fast here. They will push themselves harder than they ever thought possible. They will face challenges and celebrate accomplishments here. At this boathouse, they will find a community of coaches, mentors, tutors, and teammates who are there for them at every turn.
Our Numbers Demonstrate Our Impact
Rowing teaches patience, trust, collaboration, discipline, and confidence. We combine our rowing program with academic tutoring and college prep. We offer creative writing and storytelling courses, provide health and fitness workshops, and combine travel to races with college visits. Row New York’s student-athletes make extraordinary gains across several metrics: social-emotional intelligence, academic, and athletic.
Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern or Other
- 100% of our students graduate high school 100%
- 100% of our student-athletes exceed the physical activity level recommended by the CDC 100%
- 65% of our kids are “college-ready” as defined by the DOE versus just 37% of NYC public school students 65%
88% of our participants show improvement in tenacity, confidence, and positive engagement with the Row New York community— key social and emotional learning skills
96% have matriculated to college (compared to just 57% citywide)
84% of our students row for free
The Row New York Boathouse
DESIGNED BY FOSTER + PARTNERS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH BADE STAGEBERG COX
The vision is to build an architecturally graceful and welcoming boathouse that serves as an invitation to our entire community. Of course, we will row here. But we also see a revitalized waterfront park that welcomes people with differing physical abilities providing easy access by virtue of a large, thoughtfully designed ADA ramp. Our facility will be environmentally sound, energy-efficient, and in harmony with the local landscape.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Boathouse Project Team
Boathouse Project Team
Bade Stageberg Cox
Foster + Partners
Gilbane Building Company
HR & A
Kirkland & Ellis
Envoie Projects LLC
Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
Capital Campaign Lead Donors
Barker Welfare Foundation
Roxanne & Scott Bok
Karen Brown & William Brown, Jr.
Lisa & Richard Cashin
Katherine & Derek Chang
Chubb Charitable Foundation
Aimee Lenar & Morgan Crooks
Jo Ann & John Delafield
Cecile & John Delafield
Barbara & Jonathan Denham
Rachel & Daniel Fisher
Heckscher Foundation for Children
Darla Sweet & Raymond Hill
Susanna & David Huntington
Jane B. & Eugene E. White Family Foundation
Elizabeth & Ian John
Krehbiel Family Foundation
Christy Loper & Caleb McClennen
Shyamli & Robert Milam
Elise Runsdorf Napack & Brian Napack
Jennifer Payette & Jeffrey Peterson
Peter G. Peterson Fund
Select Equity Group Foundation
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation
The Reed Foundation, Inc.
HELP US RAISE THE ROOF!
Through generous donations by our sponsors, we have raised 58% of our goal of $46 million.
“In rowing, like life, you win by inches, so everything counts. I’m investing in Row New York and the new boathouse on the Harlem because the coaching, tutoring, and partnering with our student athletes is excellent and effective, and the Norman Foster designed boathouse will be the best in the world-Perfect for the best young people in the world.”
–Dick Cashin, Row New York Supporter