with this organisation on her latest pieces. Because of Crusoe Jewelry’s nautical roots, it was a natural choice to partner with Rocking the Boat. But it was not only the maritime connection that drew designer Maya Ahluwalia to work with the organization; it was its distinct mission and connection to the community. “Rocking the Boat supports its local community with a unique proposition. It provides youth with real-life job skills through its boat-building, sailing, and environmental studies programs, while also providing a safe environment that cultivates joy, excitement and creativity in an otherwise bleak neighborhood.”
"Kids don't just build boats at Rocking the Boat, boats build kids. "
Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves.
As a big thank you, Maya will donate 10% of all sales of the new collection on 9/9/15 to Rocking the Boat so make sure you stop by our store on 158 Orchard Street, between 6-9PM and meet some boatrockers, jewelry designers and other nice people!