About Rising TIDE
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.
LOCATION & HOURS OF OPERATION
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.
Blue Moon Boutique
California State University, Long Beach
Christian Outreach in Action (COA)
Covenant Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church in Fullerton
Friends of Los Alamitos Library
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
Grace First Presbyterian Church
Hands for Africa
Long Beach Unified School District
The Molina Foundation
Power 4 Youth
St Paul's Presbyterian Church
FOUNDATIONS & GRANTS SUPPORTING RISING TIDE
Bogie Missions Grant, PWP Los Ranchos
James L. Stamps Foundation, Inc.
Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
Southern California Edison
Arts Council for Long Beach
Port of Long Beach
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gary Halker, President
Galen Stickney, Vice-president
Lea Lindley, Treasurer
Pat Hall, Corporate Secretary
Anabel Corona, Staff Representative
Noel Smith, Youth Representative
Robert Langworthy, ex-officio
Kris Hall, ex-officio
Hubert Lloyd, ex-officio
Adele Langworthy, Executive Director