Our students come to the U.S. with multiple skills and a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience. Many are multilingual and multicultural. However, all of our students are new to the English language, and many have had limited or no formal education. RT programs help newcomers graduate from high school, improve their English skills, enroll in post-secondary education, and get on the pathway to higher-level employment opportunities and citizenship.

From July 2017 to June 2018 (FY2017-2018):

With expenditures of $1,315,389, we are proud to have achieved the following outcomes:

Students served:


10% growth

since 2016-2017

Hours of Service Received:


20% growth

since 2016-2017

Student Countries of Origin:


Top countries: Afghanistan, Burma, China, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Yemen

Youth Outcomes


86% Graduate High School


Despite the immense challenges they experience, 86% of our home-based and after-school students succeed in completing high school. Their graduation rate surpasses that of English learners in the state of California and local school districts.


96% Youth Leaders Enter College


96% of RT’s youth leaders who were of age to graduate high school in the last three academic years, enrolled in college. They were accepted to excellent public and private institutions, including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, SF State University, and Mills College.

Adult Outcomes


English Gains Outperform State Averages


RT students’ English gains exceeded the California state averages*, including adult schools, community colleges, and other community-based organizations, in all 4 of our priority levels**.
The % of students who made language gains as measured by testing before and after RT services.
**Levels according to the National Reporting System for Adult Education.


87% Make Skill Gains


87% of the students tested passed RT’s skills tests. Those assessments, administered in English, measure gains in skills and knowledge needed to successfully navigate systems in the U.S., such as the school system.

Reaching 2,500 Newcomers with Our Programs:



-Home-based Tutoring:
198 youth & 183 adults

-After-School Programs:
935 youth

-Adult Classes:
476 adults
(+146 tots in the Women’s Initiative)

-Summer Camps:
120 youth

-Oakland Unified School District
Partnership for Mam Speakers*:
192 youth


Family Engagement

-One-on-one social adjustment
case management:
259 newcomers

-Group workshops/cultural orientations:
204 newcomers

-Family-friendly Events & Field Trips: 625 students and family members

classroom assistance

Community Leadership

26 newcomer adults and youth partnered with RT as Community Leaders, acting as interpreters, liaisons, and cultural ambassadors between RT and their communities. 

*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.

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