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:
Hours of Service Received:
Student Countries of Origin:
Top countries: Afghanistan, Burma, China, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Yemen
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.
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 Life Skill Gains
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 (including their kids’ schools) and increase community engagement.
Reaching 2,500 Newcomers with Our Programs:
-One-on-one social adjustment
-Group workshops/cultural orientations:
-Family-friendly Events & Field Trips: 625 students and family members
*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.