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. Now, imagine you are one of those third-graders. You’re eager to learn, but struggling to understand. This is the dilemma teachers and children in our schools have faced for many years. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges facing our educators are greater than ever, and the children are falling further behind. We need to act NOW. Our schools need a dedicated partner to help the children quickly recover from the disruptions caused by COVID. We invite the entire Bay Area to partner with us today. Will you join us in ensuring every child receives a fair chance to succeed in school … and in life?
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
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.