Young Life, Berkeley: Meal for one student

2021-11-22T09:40:21-08:00November 8th, 2021|

YoungLife's national mission is to reach out to all high school students so every youth has the opportunity to hear the Gospel  and know Jesus Christ. Volunteer leaders educate students on the teachings of Jesus and provide homework help, college  preparation assistance, and basic life skills mentoring for independent living. YoungLife–Berkeley serves East Bay students holistically, meeting tangible and spiritual needs as volunteers walk alongside them during formative years. One of YoungLife's programs focuses on tutoring students who need extra attention in certain subjects. College-aged leaders and working-adult volunteers serve on a weekly basis by giving one-on-one attention to students in [...]

Oakland International High School: One week of stipend for an OIHS student leader intern

2021-11-22T15:01:44-08:00November 8th, 2021|

OIHS provides quality alternative education to recently arrived refugee and immigrant students from 30+ countries who speak more than 35 languages. A great number of these students arrive at OIHS with significant gaps in their formal education, and many have fled war, violence, and extreme economic hardship. OIHS is committed to connecting these students services that support their transitions and participation in their new US homes. Many of these students and families have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 shutdowns and are facing housing, food, and other financial insecurity, while managing the digital divide during distance-learning. The school's wellness team [...]

Oakland International High School: Box of groceries for an OIHS family

2021-11-22T15:01:42-08:00November 8th, 2021|

OIHS provides quality alternative education to recently arrived refugee and immigrant students from 30+ countries who speak more than 35 languages. A great number of these students arrive at OIHS with significant gaps in their formal education, and many have fled war, violence, and extreme economic hardship. OIHS is committed to connecting these students services that support their transitions and participation in their new US homes. Many of these students and families have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 shutdowns and are facing housing, food, and other financial insecurity, while managing the digital divide during distance-learning. The school's wellness team [...]

Congo Initiative: Material for one woman to learn how to sew

2021-11-22T09:00:59-08:00November 8th, 2021|

Congo Initiative (CI) is a global fellowship led by Congolese vision and united for the transformation of lives and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CI educates ethical leaders, invests in a sustainable vibrant Congolese society, and develops grassroots initiatives for peace, hope, and justice. Long-term cycles of conflict, poverty, and illness continue to plague Congo. Just over the past two years, over 2,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced due to armed conflict. Children and women are disproportionately affected by these realities, often facing barriers to education and resources needed to break cycles of violence [...]

Congo Initiative: Primary education for half a school year

2021-11-22T09:03:14-08:00November 8th, 2021|

Congo Initiative (CI) is a global fellowship led by Congolese vision and united for the transformation of lives and communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CI educates ethical leaders, invests in a sustainable vibrant Congolese society, and develops grassroots initiatives for peace, hope, and justice. Long-term cycles of conflict, poverty, and illness continue to plague Congo. Just over the past two years, over 2,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced due to armed conflict. Children and women are disproportionately affected by these realities, often facing barriers to education and resources needed to break cycles of violence [...]

Children Rising: Literacy family pack

2021-11-22T08:59:57-08:00November 8th, 2021|

EMPOWER A CHILD TO RISE TO HER GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL CHILDREN RISING is an Oakland nonprofit partnering with under-resourced Oakland public schools to provide life-changing, one-on-one reading and math tutoring for second-grade children who cannot read or count. Church volunteers have tutored these children for more than ten years at various elementary schools in Oakland. Due to COVID, 80% of second-grade children living in our lowest-income neighborhoods are now testing at kindergarten level for reading and math skills. $25 provides half of a family literacy kit that includes guided use of phonics tools, sight words & children’s books.

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