Empowering promising Children to rise to their potential

There is an education crisis affecting our children.

For many of the children, youth, and families in our programs, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a catastrophic disruption to normal routines of life. Our local schools have struggled to provide quality distance learning, exposing the digital divide for how it’s been maintaining the achievement gap for some of our children and youth. Now more than ever, we need to nurture and equip promising children to rise to their God-given potential.

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Children Rising Celebrates 20 Years

As we celebrate this very special milestone, we are taking time to remember and reflect on the moments that are special to you and our extended family. 

You Are Invited


20th-Anniversary Celebration

You are invited to the Children Rising 20th-Anniversary Celebration. Join us as we reflect on the ways the community has come together for the kids, and show our appreciation for YOUR support.

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.

Food Bagging

Students often go hungry over the weekend, and are unprepared to learn on Monday morning. Health4Kids provides a bag of nourishing food and recipes for children to take home from school every Friday.


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