The secret to our success? Community partners help us close the opportunity gap


Children Rising partners with over 20 congregations and communities of faith to provide precious human and material resources to our schools in neighborhoods most impacted by poverty, violence, and educational inequity. Together with the following congregations, we are providing practical support for children who need it most.

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  • Christ Church East Bay
  • Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda
  • Community Presbyterian Church, Danville
  • Convergence Church
  • First Covenant Church, Oakland
  • First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
  • Mingleton Temple
  • Montclair Presbyterian Church
  • Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church
  • Oakland Worship Center
  • Piedmont Community Church
  • Regeneration Church
  • Resurrection Oakland
  • Shiloh Christian Fellowship
  • St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • Temple Israel
  • Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church

Community Partners

Children Rising partners with nearly 40 area agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to provide access to learning resources for those furthest from opportunity. Together with the following community partners, we are helping close the achievement gap in our urban public schools.

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  • Be A Mentor
  • Boost@BerkeleyHaas
  • Brain Balance Achievement Centers
  • Bring Me a Book Foundation
  • CalTrans
  • Chaix Company
  • Christian Brothers Maintenance
  • City Service Mission
  • Cityteam Oakland
  • East Bay Children’s Book Project
  • Friends of Oakland Public Libraries
  • Harbor House
  • Intel
  • Kaiser Education Theater
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Mission Springs Conference Center
  • Oakland Literacy Coalition
  • Project Peace
  • PwC
  • St. Mary’s College of California
  • Today’s Youth Matter


Children Rising relies on the generous funding of foundations to sustain and grow our programs over the years. Without these crucial partners, we would not be able to make an impact on our Oakland and East Bay public schools.

I want to partner with those who make a difference in my community.