The Younger Family Fund Donates $25,000 to Address Early Literacy and Numeracy in Oakland

By Chelsea Boniak | February 16, 2022

Local Fund Supports Child Learning in Oakland’s Under-resourced Neighborhood Schools

Student and Tutor

Children Rising will use funds from the the Younger Family Fund to bolster our one-on-one tutoring programs to support both in-school and online tutoring, and reach many more children.

Children Rising is pleased to be the recipient of a generous grant from the Younger Family Fund to support and expand our proven one-on-one tutoring programs. This is the second $25,000 gift of a three-year commitment to Children Rising. We are so honored and thankful to have once again received this funding. Support from amazing local foundations enables children and youth in our community to rise above their challenges to reach their God-given potential.

Supporting vulnerable populations

The Younger Family Fund, founded in 1992, exists to support outstanding leaders and their nonprofits to improve the lives of vulnerable people around the globe through services in education, healthcare and delivery, economic opportunity, justice, and spiritual development.

Lack of early childhood literacy and numeracy is a national issue that directly impacts the future vitality and economic well-being of our local communities and country as a whole. Support from the Younger Family Fund will be used to scale our ability to train, coach, and equip hundreds more volunteers to tutor many more kids, and to do so at a deeper level. That includes empowering parents and guardians to support their children academically, providing homework support in addition to tutoring, continuing with tutoring over the summer, and, when needed, into a second year of tutoring in the third grade.

Thanks to the Younger Family fund. 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!