More Sandia news

By Children Rising
August 17, 2012

If you loved reading about the Family Science Night in the latest Children Rising newsletter, then here is a lengthier article from the team that brought FSN to Prescott: Sandia National Laboratories!

To see the article, scroll down to the second article titled, “Turning teacher in retirement offers a ‘purposeful and enjoyable way’ to help others.”
Children Rising has a great partnership with Sandia National Laboratories and retired scientists Mark and Joanne Perra who are volunteering in our STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) program at Prescott Elementary in West Oakland.

The Irving C. Lambert Award

By Children Rising
August 10, 2012

Here at Children Rising, we are beaming from ear to ear about the award that Randy received for his work. Not only does the award speak highly of our president, but it also honors Children Rising as an organization.

Below are some of the words that are written on the plaque that Randy received.
We share these words with you, our volunteers, donors, champions, partners in ministry–you make Children Rising possible.

“Your creative entrepreneurial spirit, prophetic and visionary understanding, and pastoral wisdom led you to launch Children Rising as an effort to improve the whole health of children and families in that area of the city.”

“Through this outreach ministry, vulnerable children and their families are given hope, leading to transformed lives, homes, communities and ultimately impacting the city of Oakland.”

“In collaborative partnership with churches, schools, community organizations, and individuals, you seek to bring equity to an unbalanced educational system in the urban environment. Children Rising provides space and place for restoration and redemption in broken communities, bringing academic and life skills, empowerment and hope to many”

“While deflecting praise and spotlight away from yourself, you have earned the respect of your city and its leaders, both religious and secular. Your ministry exemplifies the statement, ‘For God’s glory and neighbors’ good.'”


News for your summer blues

By Children Rising
August 2, 2012


We are looking for great people to commit to1.5 hours during lunchtime, to serve lunch to children of Oakland Public Library.
Dates: June 18 – August 17, 2012
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Support a teacher and touch a child by preparing bulletin boards for Piedmont Avenue Elementary School.
Lunch will be provided
Date: August 18, 2012 

Time: 9am-2pm 
Place: 4314 Piedmont Ave, Oakland 

Help out with our Champions for Children 5k. Come set-up, serve snacks, record times, tear down, have fun! 

Date: October 20, 2012
Time: Early morning
Place: Lake Merritt

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, email:
info (at) faith-network (dot) com.

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