The Callison Foundation Donates $25,000 to Bolster Early Literacy in Oakland

By Chelsea Boniak | January 12, 2022

Local Foundation Supports Children in Oakland’s Under-resourced Neighborhood Schools

Children Rising will use funds from the Callison Foundation grant to bolster our Succeeding by Reading program to support both in-school and online tutoring, and reach many more children.

The Callison foundation has recently awarded Children Rising a generous $25,000 grant. The funding will help support Succeeding by Reading, our proven one-on-one interventional literacy tutoring program. We are so honored and thankful to have once again received this funding. Support from amazing local corporations and foundations enables children and youth in our community to rise above their challenges to reach their God-given potential.

A focus on local education and youth development

The Callison Foundation, founded in 1965, supports education, children’s and youth services, and adult/senior services in nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. They typically fund smaller organizations with unique, local service offerings. Our Succeeding by Reading tutoring program aligns well with those education and youth development goals. Our focus on Oakland community schools most impacted by poverty, violence, and educational inequity nurture children who typically face multiple obstacles to education. As a result, the foundation has awarded Children Rising with a grant each year since 2018.

Children Rising will use funds from the grant to bolster our Succeeding by Reading program to support both in-school and online tutoring. This provides us the opportunity to reach more children and extend our tutoring services to include homework support, additional tutoring sessions, and support parents as partners in our tutoring process. All of these capabilities will accelerate learning for the children we serve.

Thanks to the Callison Foundation. We are grateful for your ongoing support—working together to empower children and families in our community.

YES, I CAN empower a child to build bridges to a better future!

 I want to learn more about online reading or math clinics to see if tutoring is right for me!

I want to help fund Children Rising tutoring and mentoring programs to empower more children this year!