Spark engages communities to provide career exploration and self-discovery opportunities that help middle school students understand, experience and pursue what’s possible. Spark’s powerful program combines mentoring, hands-on learning, and access to resources by transporting opportunity middle school students from school communities to corporate campuses, partnering them with career professionals for 1:1 mentoring. Through Spark Labs,
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,
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is a juvenile justice nonprofit with a mission to break the cycle of juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, one-on-one mentoring, and leadership training for San Francisco Bay Area youth ages 11-24. Education is key to disrupting the pipeline to prison and puts kids on the path to a productive,
The mission of Friends of the Children is to effect generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors – 12+ years, no matter what. Caring, professional, salaried mentors (“Friends”) spend 1:1 time supporting and empowering youth experiencing poverty and trauma to develop their own plans and skills for the future through education,
Beyond Differences is a student-led organization dedicated to ending social isolation by empowering students to become activists and change the culture of middle school. We work with over 6000 schools across all 50 states by providing educators free access to a set of three (3) Positive Prevention Initiatives that wrap around the school year: Know Your Classmates,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area provides one-to-one community-based mentoring to children between the ages of 6 and 18 who reside in the nine Bay Area counties (Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano). We match volunteer adults (18 and older) with children in need of extra support and mentoring to help them with life challenges.