Our services are unique and effective: our youth and adult students surpass California state averages for completing high school and progressing in English. Working collaboratively with student families, volunteers, community leaders, and school and community partners, we are creating change by helping newcomers learn English, build their skills, graduate high school, and navigate their new communities.
From July 2017 to June 2018 (FY2017-2018):
RT served 2,500 students and their family members (a 10% increase from the previous year).
Our students come from 50 countries.
RT delivered 95,500 hours of service (a 20% increase in service hours from the previous year).
RT Youth outperform peers and go to college:
86% of RT students who were high school seniors in 2018, succeeded in completing high school. This rate surpasses school district averages for English learners by 18-28%.
Our rate is based on 152 students who received home-based tutoring, or 8+ hours of after-school tutoring a year in 11th or 12th grade.
96% of RT’s peer tutors who were of age to graduate in the last 3 academic years, succeeded in enrolling in college. They were accepted to excellent public and private institutions, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, SF State University, and Mills College.
Peer tutors are students of our partner high schools, who intern and work in our after-school programs.
RT Adults outperform state averages:
Our target student population are English learners reading at four levels* from Literacy to Low Intermediate. RT students’ English gains exceeded the California state averages (including adult schools, community colleges, and other community-based organizations) for all 4 of these levels.
*Levels according to the National Reporting System for Adult Education
87% of the students tested passed RT’s life skills tests. Those assessments, administered in English, measure gains in knowledge needed to interact with community services and increase community engagement.
Service Statistics FY2017-2018:
- 198 youth and 183 adults received home-based tutoring.
- 935 youth participated in school-based programs at four partner schools.
- 476 adults attended English classes, including Vocational English and Women’s Initiative programs (the latter also welcomed 148 tots).
- 120 youth took part in summer camps.
- 192 Mam-speaking Guatemalan youth received interpretation and navigation support through a partnership with Oakland Unified School District. The growing population of Mam speakers did not previously have translation support in the school district.
- 625 students and family members attended family-friendly events and field trips.
- 204 students attended group workshops/cultural orientations.
- 259 clients received one-on-one family support/social adjustment assistance.
- 26 newcomer youth and adults partnered with RT as Community Leaders, acting as interpreters, liaisons, and cultural ambassadors between RT and their communities.
RT Impact Reports
Check out our past impact reports here: