Followup: Crowdfunding boost sought by South Seattle CC aviation-maintenance students’ team chasing dream

January 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news | Comments Off

Since we reported January 10th on those South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) Aviation Maintenance Technology students’ plan for national competition a week and a half ago, they’ve encountered a hitch: They’re short on funding for the trip to the competition in Las Vegas in late March. Team member CrystalRose Hudelson explains, “The school has been gracious enough to pay for our training and supplies and been very supportive. However, (this week) we were informed that they have a lack of funds for our hotel and travel expenses. If we cannot get the funding, we cannot afford to go. Two of our girls are international students seeking a good education in America. One of our teammates is a single mother raising two children. Another member works full time and pays for her education solely out of overtime worked. And the last woman saved up her money and gave up her booming career at Microsoft to follow her dream in aviation.” This is an all-woman team representing a 96-percent-male program, hoping to draw more women into their field. So instead of giving up short of the goal, they have launched a crowdfunding drive – the online equivalent of a donation jar. Here’s the link. (Or, if you have or know a business or person who might be interested in sponsorship, here’s their proposal document with sponsorship information.)

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