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Children Rising makes it simple to provide a child a fair chance to succeed in school…and in life.


There are many opportunities to empower a child to become a lifelong learner. Children Rising makes it simple.

Children Rising programs work because individual volunteers, congregations, community-based organizations, corporations, and local businesses share their time with struggling elementary school children living in Oakland’s lowest-income neighborhoods. We offer multiple opportunities to volunteer for people and groups to enable an eager young child to succeed in school… and in life.

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“We’ve been given these gifts, time, talent and resources, and there just seemed to be an opportunity to reach out and have an impact on elementary school students, helping them grow confidence in their math and reading skills, and making a good connection with them. We’ve been blessed.”

– Dennis Burke, Tutor

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