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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Community Partners

Children Rising partners with nearly 20 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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  • Alameda Unified School District
  • Bay Area Community Resources
  • Be A Mentor
  • Boost@BerkeleyHaas
  • Bring Me a Book Foundation
  • CalTrans
  • Catalyst Youth Network
  • Cisco
  • East Bay Children’s Book Project
  • Faith in Action East Bay
  • Friends of Oakland Public Libraries
  • Harbor House
  • Oakland Literacy Coalition
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Project Peace
  • St. Mary’s College of California
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District


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.

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