About Rising TIDE

Our Mission:  

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Rising TIDE works with nearly 400 children and youth throughout the year, serving about 100 a day.



With a ratio of 1-4 (staff/volunteer to participants), this free program offers homework help, tutoring, interest clubs, participation in “The Arts”, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, recreation, free food, specialized programs and an opportunity to build relationships that last a lifetime. Rising TIDE works with nearly 400 children and youth throughout the year, serving about 100 a day.


Our paid staff consists of high school students, young adults, and parents who have a passion for children and youth.  Each brings a particular skill set so we can better meet the diversity of our participants. We strive for a 1-4 ratio, which is made possible by the paid staff and the help of volunteers. Staff development is offered to the staff throughout the year. Staff are trained in areas that help them deliver better on the job and develop skill sets that can they can carry with them into the future, e.g. team building, child development, and CPR/first aid.



Rising TIDE is located in downtown Long Beach, at the corner of 3rd and Atlantic.  Rising TIDE is open Monday – Thursday from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. (opening earlier on early release days from school) for children and youth of all ages.  Middle School and High School students are encouraged to stay until 8:00 p.m. to get their homework done under the guidance of our Youth Study Center staff.


A Word from the Executive Director

“What a gift it is to be involved in the lives of young people, and partner with adults and organizations to positively impact young lives! We open our arms to welcome, our hearts to love and our doors to explore the world of creativity and learning. It is such a privilege to see lives blossom and be with young people as they grow and come into their own. The Rising TIDE ‘family’ has been around for 15 years and is now having our first children’s children attend the program.”


About the Rising TIDE Organization


Our mission is to empower children and youth of low income multi-cultural families of the greater Long Beach area through academic support, mentoring, cultural enrichment, arts, sports and recreational programming.



  • Bahai Marine

  • Blue Moon Boutique

  • California State University, Long Beach

  • Christian Outreach in Action (COA)

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church

  • First Presbyterian Church in Fullerton

  • Food Finders

  • Friends of Los Alamitos Library

  • Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

  • Grace First Presbyterian Church

  • Gyift Foundation

  • Hands for Africa

  • Landon HR Consulting

  • Liewald Accounting

  • Long Beach Unified School District

  • The Molina Foundation

  • Power 4 Youth

  • Printmasters

  • St Paul's Presbyterian Church

  • Vinclair Insurance



  • Ahmanson Foundation

  • Bogie Missions Grant, PWP Los Ranchos

  • IBM

  • James L. Stamps Foundation, Inc.

  • Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

  • Presbytery of Los Ranchos

  • Southern California Edison

  • Weingart Foundation

  • Arts Council for Long Beach

  • Port of Long Beach


  • Gary Halker, President

  • Galen Stickney, Vice-president

  • Lea Lindley, Treasurer

  • Pat Hall, Corporate Secretary

  • Anabel Corona, Staff Representative

  • Noel Smith, Youth Representative

  • Joel Duran

  • Colby Karzen

  • Doug Killion

  • Robert Langworthy, ex-officio

  • Kris Hall, ex-officio

  • Hubert Lloyd, ex-officio

  • Adele Langworthy, Executive Director