Tutor News – Winter 2023-2024

By Sophia Wambach | January 16, 2024

The School Year is Half-way Over!

Gleoria and SbR Girls at MarkhamThank you for generously volunteering your time with our programs.  We are grateful for your willingness to give your time, energy, and talents. Your support of Children Rising allows us to continue to fulfill our mission and to serve the children in our schools each year. Thank you!

Succeeding by Reading

Succeeding by Reading tutoring clinics resumed in January and continue through the end of the school year. We will keep you posted on any news and developments.

Will you complete HER Circle of Care?

Through one-on-one reading and math tutoring, and family support, you will nurture an eager child in a circle of care so they may succeed in school.

Path2Math: Tutors Needed!

Eric Mowat with P2M Summer Student

With the right word to the right person, you can ensure more children receive critical one-on-one tutoring this year.

We are still recruiting and training new math tutors for Spring 2024. If you know someone who would make a great addition to the Path2Math tutoring team, please share this opportunity with them. With the right word to the right person, you can ensure more children receive critical one-on-one tutoring this year.

Time Commitment: 2 hours, once a week, Mon – Fri during school hours.

Training Dates: New Tutor Training
  • Wednesday, 3/6/24, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Zoom Meeting ID: 890 259 8649. REGISTER

FamilyBridge: Program Update

Cheryl Gipson Path2Math Tutor with Latino Boy_IMG_6527

Do you know someone who can  provide one-on-one homework tutoring for students in our reading and math programs? We’re looking for homework tutors!

FamilyBridge homework tutoring—now known as Bridge Scholars Homework Club—officially launched at Sankofa United Elementary School on November 1st. We are excited to help eager children with the homework assignments they struggle with at home. Sessions are held Monday 3-5 p.m., Wed 2-4 p.m., and Thurs 3-5 p.m. There are plans to launch homework tutoring at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in late January.

Homework Tutors Needed!

Many parents and caregivers struggle to have enough time after work to provide critical homework support at home for their children. You can assist these families by providing one-on-one homework tutoring for the students in our reading and math programs. Homework tutoring is provided during the structured after-school programming that virtually all of the children in our reading and math programs attend. Tutoring opportunities are in-person, after school, at two of our clinic sites, Sankofa United and Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Schools.

Time Commitment: 2 hours, once a week, Mon, & Thu, 3-5 p.m.; Wed, 2-4 p.m.

Training Dates: New Tutor Training

Other Volunteer Opportunities

You have many opportunities to support your community schools. Check out some of these options, or

If tutoring weekly is not right for you, many opportunities exist to serve your community schools. We have many service projects that support the work we do for the children.

Oakland Public Education Fund

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Oakland Public Education Fund need YOU! They are recruiting groups of up to 10 to help assemble Lit Kits (books, word charts, markers, flashcards) that will be distributed to OUSD schools in need. Learn More and Register

Project Peace East Bay

Project Peace Day East Bay will host and upcoming Day of Service on Saturday, March 16th, 2024, from 9 a.m. to Noon at multiple East Bay locations. Choose from a variety of volunteer service opportunities, including those in Oakland schools. Learn More and Register

It’s not too late for YOU to be a tutor. Volunteer today, and you will give a child the one-on-one care they need to rise to their God-given potential.

Yes, I can empower a child to become a lifelong learner.

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

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

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