How Did We Do in 2016-2017?
By Children Rising | August 28, 2017
CareerBridge: Hard at Work
In the spring CareerBridge trained 45 students from Ralph Bunche Academy and McClymonds High School in college and career readiness through our Business Essentials Workshops. Six students were partnered with wonderful volunteer mentors. In the summer, we placed 17 students, including those with mentors, at BART, Brain Balance, Caltrans, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, and the Children Rising office for five- to six-week paid summer internships.
Science Horizons: Full STEAM ahead
Our Science Horizon program provided a full-service STEAM* Lab to the entire Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School (300+ students), and more than one hundred students at PLACE at Prescott Elementary!
Last year, we served Piedmont Avenue Elementary and Laurel Elementary through five math tutors at each school, reaching 20 students per week at each location.
Science Horizons was instrumental in arranging field trips to Lawrence Berkeley Labs for 7 schools, Mission Springs Outdoor Education for 10 schools, and participation in Oakland Aviation Day for 6 schools.
*STEAM is shorthand for an educational emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
Succeeding by Reading: Moving Mountains
Have you ever moved a mountain? Succeeding by Reading tutors witness students moving mountains every year as they build skills in phonics, memorize high-frequency words, grow into fluent readers, and begin to experience academic success.
In the 2016-2017 school year, we provided individual reading instruction for 310 students. Two-thirds (67%) of our full-year students improved by two grade levels or more in their reading skills! Special thanks to our 142 reading tutors for investing time, attention, and devotion in the lives of our mountain-moving new readers.
Health4Kids: We Did What?!
Children Rising has worked with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) since 2006. The ACCFB volunteer coordinator recently sent us some unexpected and inspiring stats.
Volunteer participants: 3667
Hours Volunteered: 7460
Bags distributed: 239,025