Empowering promising Children to rise to their potential

There is an education crisis affecting our children.

For many of the children, youth, and families in our programs, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a catastrophic disruption to normal routines of life. Our local schools have struggled to provide quality distance learning, exposing the digital divide for how it’s been maintaining the achievement gap for some of our children and youth. Now more than ever, we need to nurture and equip promising children to rise to their God-given potential.

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Hope for Children Now LIVE

Join us for the 2021 Hope for Children Now LIVE online gala. This year marks a milestone! As we celebrate 20 years of empowering children and youth, we have an exciting evening planned that you will not want to miss!

Program Update

Your support of Adelyn and Enrique will empower them to “...come back to the classroom with more confidence in their skills.”

Succeeding by Reading Re-launch

Children Rising’s one-on-one, online literacy tutoring program officially launched the first week of January, and expanded in February to serve seven schools. We are delighted to once again work with children so eager to learn to read.

Our Programs

Our Programs

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Our programs help close the achievement gap by providing literacy skills, science learning experiences, and career mentoring and internships.

You can help a promising child rise above!

We make it easy! We will train you, match you with a child that needs you the most, and support you and your student!

The life you change may be your own!

Reading Tutor

60% of Oakland 3rd Graders read below grade-level average. For them, it’s more than just learning to read. It’s about reading to learn.

Math Tutor

One-on-one teaching helps struggling students learn math concepts.

Food Bagging

Students often go hungry over the weekend, and are unprepared to learn on Monday morning. Health4Kids provides a bag of nourishing food and recipes for children to take home from school every Friday.


Nearly 40% of Oakland high school students are dropping out. Be a role model – open their eyes to career opportunities through education.