The Kenneth Rainin Foundation awarded over $165,000 in grants to support summer programs, evidence-based interventions and leadership growth initiatives that are aimed at boosting early literacy development for Oakland children.
The Community Strategy Council for Educational Equity and Excellence helped guide our grantmaking during the pandemic and brought essential knowledge to our Education Program strategies.
Early Literacy Kings addresses the shortage of men—and especially men of color—in the classroom by creating pathways into education careers.
Dana Cilono will help guide the Foundation’s strategies in early childhood literacy to produce more equitable results for all Oakland children.
During the pandemic, High Expectations leveraged their home and school partnerships to assist Oakland families and address the numerous challenges of remote learning.
At the heart of our approach are four equity levers that, when operating together in a learning ecosystem, can lead to improved outcomes for children.
Across the Foundation, we are conducting an audit of all our processes and practices, including how we select our grantees, with an eye toward ensuring these internal systems address equity and avoid exacerbating existing problems.
Melvin Tamoro, a tutor in our SEEDS of Learning program, is an expert at getting kids at East Oakland’s Sankofa Academy excited to learn.