“Will you take me by the hand?”

What if you were a second-grader, sitting in class, and feeling lost…wishing you had someone who could help you understand the letters and numbers your teacher keeps talking about?

What would you do if you were scared and afraid to ask for help?

Would you hide and hope no one notices you?

Who would take you by the hand?

Your gift will empower a child to succeed in school . 

Will you make a gift today?

Latest News

FamilyBridge Parent and Child

Announcing FamilyBridge!

All-new family-engagement program provides learning expertise, tools, and support to accelerate children’s learning.

What will your legacy be?

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Children Rising Legacy Circle

Your future gift will instill hope and promise in our community for future generations. You can leave a legacy with a planned gift through your will, trust, IRA, or life insurance.

Our Programs

Our Programs

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Our programs help close the achievement gap by providing literacy skills, science learning experiences, and career mentoring and internships.

You can help a promising child rise above!

We make it easy! We will train you, match you with a child that needs you the most, and support you and your student!

The life you change may be your own!

Reading Tutor

60% of Oakland 3rd Graders read below grade-level average. For them, it’s more than just learning to read. It’s about reading to learn.

Math Tutor

One-on-one teaching helps struggling students learn math concepts.


Nearly 40% of Oakland high school students are dropping out. Be a role model – open their eyes to career opportunities through education.