Raising A Reader (RAR) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1999 focused on early child literacy and family engagement. Our mission is to engage caregivers in a routine of book sharing with their children from birth through age eight to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love of reading, and the literacy skills critical for school success.
We Care Services for Children was founded 60 years ago in Contra Costa County by parents of young children with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Over time and in response to community need, we added mental health programs for children with social, emotional, and behavioral issues, and a preschool for typically developing children from low-income families that includes at-risk children with a history of preschool expulsions.
Safe Passages’ (SP) mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty by engaging youth and families to build and drive a continuum of services that supports student success and community development. Safe Passages’ work is based on the premises that access to educational opportunities should not be dictated by race or socio-economic status, and that healthy and supported young people are better prepared to learn and succeed.
Oakland Promise is a cradle-to-career initiative seeking to reduce the devastating educational and health disparities by race, neighborhood, and income that limit opportunity for too many Oaklanders. Our goal is to dramatically increase college graduates from Oakland and ensure that all students have the expectation, skills, and resources to complete postsecondary education and be successful in the career of their choice.
ParentChild+ is the missing piece to the continuum of support, addressing the gap in services for 2-3-year-olds, uniquely working with parent/child together to model reading, conversation and play- the building blocks for school readiness. An international, research-based program with 40+ years’ experience, working with 8k+ families annually in 15 states/6 countries, the program provides intensive home visiting to families challenged by poverty,
Mission Graduates increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. Founded in 1972, Mission Graduates is committed to getting more youth from San Francisco into college as a means to achieve economic equity for Latinx and immigrant families.
Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from underserved communities and promotes quality early learning for all, envisioning a day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart recruits and trains college student volunteers, known as Jumpstart Corps Members, to deliver its research-based, intentionally designed language and literacy curriculum to children from underserved communities across the country.
AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a volunteer-based tutoring program that connects older adults to their communities by engaging them in the intergenerational work of helping young students become better readers. The program helps older adult volunteers maintain a sense of purpose by putting their wisdom to work, at the same time addressing a major contributor to poverty: the inability of children to read at grade level by the end of third grade.
Our organization was founded as Scopa Has a Dream in 2011 by Healdsburg restaurateurs Ari Rosen and Dawnelise Regnery Rosen. Their dream of creating more opportunities for those facing inequalities started as a nonprofit they were nurturing on the side of managing two restaurants, Scopa and Campo Fina. Their efforts grew rapidly since then to meet demand and also inspired a new name: Corazón Healdsburg.