Thank YOU for another uplifting year!

By Sophia Wambach | June 20, 2024

Volunteers are the heart of Children Rising!
SbR Tutor Henrietta Fabio at Horace Mann Elementary School in Oakland.

Your dedication and support have been instrumental in helping children overcome learning challenges and rise to their God-given potential.

You have played such a critical role in another amazing year of one-on-one tutoring. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for each of you. We have had the privilege of witnessing countless children blossom, making remarkable strides in their reading and math skills. Your unwavering dedication and compassionate support have been the foundation of their success, helping them overcome the challenges they face at such a tender age. You have been alongside them in their journey. Thank you for making a difference in their lives.

This past school year Children Rising had 181 tutors support children in their learning. Wow! That breaks down to 102 reading tutors, 56 math tutors, and 23 homework tutors. What a testament to the community supporting our neighborhood schools.

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.

In Succeeding by Reading, you have empowered many eager second-graders who came to us reading at a TK level and are now reading close to grade level. While they still have work to do, confidence and hope spring forth. Most of the third-graders in Succeeding by Reading advanced and are prepared for the rigors of fourth- and fifth-grade schoolwork. Your role in this transformation is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

“Our volunteer tutors are Children Rising’s ‘superpower!’” exclaimed Rebecca Buckley, Succeeding by Reading program director. “It is an honor and a joy to support your work with students as they build the skills they need to become fluent readers. Your dedication to these kids gives them the encouragement they need to thrive. Thank you!”

Likewise, children in Path2Math experienced fantastic growth in their functional numeracy skills and critical reasoning ability. Your nurturing guidance enabled eager young students to learn math skills for life. In addition, you have provided them the hope and confidence to succeed in school, and in life.

Homework Tutor at Sankofa United Elementary School in Oakland.

Your time and passion is what makes Children Rising special and effective. You are uplifting the City of Oakland, one precious child at a time, and one nurturing tutoring session at a time.

“Volunteer tutors truly are the heart of all that we do at Children Rising. Your dedication, love, and support instill confidence and hope in the kiddos. Thank you for all that you did for the children,” shared Margena Wade-Green, Path2Math program director.

This past year, FamilyBridge embarked on a journey of helping students after school through homework tutoring and foundational learning support. Most parents and caregivers struggle to find the time to help their children with homework or feel incapable of supporting their children due to a language barrier.

“Thank you for your patience and perseverance as we launched this new initiative,” said Tai Dillard, FamilyBridge program director. “I am grateful you answered the call to share your time and talents with Children’s Rising’s newest program, FamilyBridge. More importantly, parents and caregivers thank you for taking the time to help their child advance academically.

Your time and passion is what makes Children Rising special and effective. You are uplifting the City of Oakland, one precious child at a time, and one nurturing tutoring session at a time. Thank you.

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