“Every young child deserves a
fair chance to succeed in
school… and in life.”

Every young child deserves a fair chance to succeed in school…and in life.

Through one-on-one reading and math tutoring and family support, we empower children to become lifelong learners.

Your gift will surround a child in a circle of care so they may succeed in school.

Will you make a gift today?

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You’re invited to a Giving Gathering!

Giving Gatherings are a series of four small, intimate events hosted in the homes of Children Rising supporters throughout the Oakland area. Please join us for a two-hour gathering with delicious food, engaging conversation, and inspiring stories about our kids.

Our Programs

Our Programs

Empowering children to rise to their God-given potential.

Our one-on-one tutoring and family support programs close the achievement gap by surrounding elementary children in a circle of care so they may develop literacy and numeracy skills to succeed in school… and in life.

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.

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.