Empowering vulnerable Children to rise to their potential

There is an education crisis affecting our city’s most vulnerable children.

We envision a city where every struggling student is reached by a caring community at a critical time in their life to provide hope, the courage to dream, and opportunity to thrive.

Latest News


Hope for Children Now!

Thank you to everyone who participated in H4CN LIVE! YOU stepped up in a big way! We are grateful to announce that you helped us raise $110,000 to date!

COVID-19 Response


Reconnecting with Our Kids

For many families in the Children Rising community, COVID-19 means a daily struggle to put food on the table and to pay the rent. We are reconnecting the kids with their tutors while providing immediate assistance to the many families in our programs in need.

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 vulnerable 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.