What we do

How Faith Network is closing the achievement gap in our urban public schools

Faith Network programs give hope to vulnerable children by mobilizing community support for urban schools.

With over 300 volunteers, 20 congregations and 38 diverse community partners, we offer an array of services to 36 under-resourced public schools. Our programs succeed because individual volunteers, congregations, community based organizations, corporations and local businesses share their time and resources. And the key to unleashing resources is to create a spectrum of practical entry points for people and groups to invest in the next generation.

4 ways we are making a difference in Oakland public schools

Career Bridge

Helps close the opportunity gap at West Oakland high schools by providing promising students individual mentorship, life skills, academic enrichment, and internships with stipend.


Distributes thousands of nutritious weekend food bags yearly to under-nourished children with limited access to food.


Provides elementary and middle school students science learning resources, and unique hands-on learning experiences that nurture their passion for science,technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Succeeding By Reading

Helps 2nd & 3rd grade students reach grade-level reading proficiency through one-one-one tutoring, and library services so that students have the resources they need to become life-long learners.

You can make a difference in our urban public schools

“We continue to move forward academically since we have worked together. I don’t think this would have been possible without our partnership. You provided many of our students with inspiration and consistency. You are our extended family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

– Wendi Caporicci, Former Principal at Emerson Elementary

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