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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
"I really like this one-on-one tutoring. It gives us an opportunity to really focus on each child, and tailor make each child's learning experience. You sit down and you learn what they already know and where their weaknesses are. And then, using the curriculum that is provided by Path2Math, we will then identify the next two or three areas for trying to fill in the gaps where, perhaps, they might be falling back a little bit compared to th...Paul Rathkamp, Path2Math tutor
When you have confidence about something you're doing, you want to do it and you want to do it better, and you want to do it more often. It's really fun to see that she (Jennifer, her 2nd-grade student) began to enjoy it. I loved to see the progress and the growth, but I really felt at the end of the year that there was so much more if I just had more time.”Lynn Nelson, Path2Math tutor
"I love kids, I love tutoring. I find that's one of the best ways to build self-esteem, is when kids feel that they're able to learn and feel good about themselves, more than almost any therapy in the world, is helping them realize that they can learn. So I love that. I've always loved it. It’s a highlight of my week.”Ann Rosenberg, Succeeding by Reading tutor