Past Videos

Will you take me by the hand?
November 30th, 2022

What if you were a second-grader, sitting in class, and feeling lost…wishing you had someone who could help you understand the letters and numbers your teacher keeps talking about?
What would you do if you were scared and afraid to ask for help?
Would you hide and hope no one notices you?
Who would take you by the hand?

Imagine: Bridges of Hope for All

July 21, 2022

Imagine for a moment you’re a third-grade teacher, trying to teach a third-grade curriculum to an amazing, eager bunch of kids. But unfortunately, 70% of them are two or more grade levels behind in their reading and math skills. Will you join us in building bridges of hope for all children in our community?

Hope for Children Now LIVE! 2021
May 15, 2021

On May 15th we hosted the 2021 Hope for Children Now LIVE gala. We welcomed special guests Rita Moreno and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and heard from students in our program, and celebrated the progress they have made. It was a night to remember. Watch the highlights!

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf – Hope for Children Now Message
May 15, 2021

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers remarks for the 2021 Hope for Children Now LIVE gala “Bridges of Hope.”

Rita Moreno Speaking at Hope for Children Now LIVE
May 15th, 2021

Special guest Rita Moreno shared her inspirational story and asked: “Isn’t teaching children to read a basic human service? It is up to us who care to look out for them in any way we can.”

Succeeding by Reading 2020 -2021
May 26th, 2021

The gift of literacy is so important to a child. Children who cannot read in the 3rd grade will probably not graduate from high school. Research demonstrates that children become readers when they have been supported in their own efforts to learn to read, are able to enjoy age-appropriate books, and are encouraged by positive role models. Let’s see how the Succeeding by Reading program was able to work with children through one-on-one online tutoring.

Path2Math 2020 – 2021
May 26, 2021

When schools closed last March, 1,800 2nd-grade students in Oakland were significantly behind in reading and math. Despite the efforts of our wonderful teachers, principals, and administrators, that gap has only widened. Let’s see how Children Rising was able to transform their one-on-one Path2Math tutoring program to reach children with the MOST NEED in their homes, and help them get back on track.

June 9th, 2018

Watch the transformative impact one volunteer can make on the life of a young student at the crossroads of promise and risk.

Hope for Children Now Video
June 1,2017

See how Children Rising is making an impact on the community and supporting Oakland public schools.

Relationship is Everything
October 15th, 2016

After all the tutoring, countless hours of reading together, and the many days of experiments, what would you have left? Everything.