Look At What We Accomplished Together In 2018!

By Children Rising | December 21, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, I reflect upon what an amazing year it has been here at Children Rising . Through your steadfast partnership, generosity and prayers, we have been able to go deeper and broader as we come alongside children and youth at the crossroad of promise and risk.

Here are just a few of the milestones we celebrated this past year!

Miss Leslie and Dominic work on math problems.

One-to-one relationships that you build help struggling students like Dominic get back to grade level in math and reading.

  • During the summer break, Path2Math, a first of its kind, 1:1 math tutoring program was conceived, designed and co-developed with Oakland Unified School District. It has already surpassed its 1st year goals and is serving 60 children in 6 schools! We expect Path2Math to be available to all schools currently supported by our Succeeding by Reading Program within the next 2-3 years.
  • Our Succeeding by Reading program, continues to grow and be strengthened with extraordinary staff and volunteers, updated tutor training and tutoring materials. We are now able to support more struggling children to achieve grade-level literacy – and are implementing a total of 22 literacy clinics this year – a 15% increase over last year.
  • Our CareerBridge program excelled at providing newly arrived immigrants with work -based learning opportunities, and providing 46 paid summer internships, nearly double the previous year. Additionally, four deserving high school seniors received scholarships to help them realize their dreams for life after high school.
CareerBridge provides work -based learning opportunities

Your support of CareerBridge helped newly-arrived immigrants receive work -based learning opportunities.

There are so many children who are in need of love and support from the community… As we look forward to the New Year, we will continue our steadfast focus on nurturing and equipping more vulnerable children in the East Bay schools most impacted by poverty and violence.

… When evaluating your year-end donation priorities, consider a donation to Children Rising. Please make a contribution ONLINE, and help us move into 2019 with the resources to help more children. Just click on the link below.

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