Children Rising founded in 2001, is a collaboration of organizations, congregations, businesses, educators, civic leaders and concerned individuals mobilized to invest their time and other resources to improve the whole health of children and families. We seek to develop these partnerships and challenge people to act on their values to help schools, families and communities develop students who have acquired the skills and attitudes that will maximize their full potential and enhance their participation as responsible, contributing members of society.

Through its Urban School Adoption program Children Rising, in response to needs expressed by school principals and teachers, provides tutors, mentors, classroom assistants, library helpers, teacher appreciation events, family support, summer camp for city kids and more.

Literacy Programs

Our reading intervention program, Succeeding by Reading (SbR), is designed to open up the world of reading to children who are the farthest behind their expected grade level proficiency. We partner with community volunteers and under-resourced elementary schools in low-income neighborhoods to run on-site literacy clinics for children who have been referred to us by their teacher or principal. One-on-one tutoring and library services provide students the resources they need to reach grade-level proficiency and become lifelong learners.

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