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We are deeply grateful to the City of Concord, California, for its generous grant to Yours Humanly in the amount of $213,000. The funds will benefit more than 4,000 students across ten Concord elementary schools through the Yours Humanly Literacy Program.


While classrooms are considered homogeneous for grade level, they are heterogeneous for reading ability—that is, within a grade, students are at different points in their reading skills. To promote early literacy and grade level proficiency, Yours Humanly will provide picture books, chapter books, leveled reading books, and bilingual books for students and classrooms in need, and host on campus Family Literacy nights to promote parent engagement and reading at home.


Our Yours Humanly 2023 Gift of Schooling Gala® was an amazing night of fun and fundraising! Thank you to those who attended and made the night so special with your presence and participation! For those who could not attend, you were missed, but we do recognize your contributions and support.


Deeply grateful to all our sponsors who made this event possible. A special thanks and shout out to Miss California Catherine Liang, who did a fabulous job as our emcee, and to guest speaker John Sasaki, Communications Director, Oakland Unified School District, for sharing his kind thoughts about our partnership with the District on behalf of students in need.


Photos of our remarkable evening are available for viewing here and on our Facebook page. Please share these images with family, friends, and colleagues through your social media channels using the hashtag #GiftOfSchoolingGala and tagging @YoursHumanly.


Yours Humanly is pleased to announce that Arik Armstead, San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle #91, is our 2023 Leading With the Heart Honoree, and will be recognized at the 2023 Gift of Schooling Gala, March 18, for his work with the Armstead Academic Project, the nonprofit he founded dedicated to ensuring that every student, no matter their socioeconomic status, has direct access to the resources they need to thrive. The Armstead Academic Project supports students in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area on the premise that a ZIP code should not define student opportunity. The Yours Humanly Leading With the Heart Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their vision and leadership on behalf of children and youth. Accepting the award on Arik’s behalf will be Aila Malik, interim executive director of Armstead Academic Project. 


In 2019, Arik founded Armstead Academic Project to provide youth with positive spaces, tools, and academic support to help unlock their potential, dream big, and achieve their goals. Along his journey to give back, Arik works with schools, hospitals, and organizations that serve young people. He donates toys and books during visits with patients at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He hosts the popular “Storytime with Arik Armstead” for elementary school children, and provides educational field trips, visits to colleges, and after school tutoring for youth, always reminding them of the power of books and education.


Please join us on Saturday, March 18, at the Blackhawk Museum, to recognize Arik Armstead for his visionary work toward education equity. Purchase Gala tickets at


Yours Humanly has named three new 2023 recipients of its Children Have the Power to Empower® Award, which recognizes children for their outstanding acts of goodness that make a significant difference in the lives of others.


Read the full press release here


We are pleased to announce three new recipients of a 2023 Yours Humanly Children Have the Power to Empower® Award: Harita Suresh of Jersey City, New Jersey; Aniruddh Marella of Frisco, Texas; and Rishika Jeyaprakash of Mason, Ohio.

Congratulations to Harita, Aniruddh, and Rishika!

Learn more about the Children Have the Power to Empower® Award recipients and their work.


Yours Humanly is holding its 2023 Gift of Schooling Gala, a fun, formal affair with a Gatsby flair, on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, California. Attendees will include San Francisco Bay Area leaders and advocates in private, public, and nonprofit sectors who recognize the power of shared generosity and who support causes benefiting children.


Read the full press release here.


Yours Humanly is pleased to announce that John Sasaki, the communications director for the Oakland Unified School District and former longtime news reporter/anchor for KTVU Ch. 2, will be a guest speaker at our 2023 Gift of Schooling Gala, March 18, at Blackhawk Museum, Danville, CA. 


An experienced journalist and powerful spokesperson, John is a passionate advocate for education and our youth. He served on the Pleasant Hill Education/Schools Advisory Commission and on the board of directors of the Special Olympics of Northern California. He taught broadcast journalism at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and currently coaches girls’ lacrosse at Alhambra High School in Martinez. We look forward to John’s words and insights about education and the valuable position Yours Humanly holds helping children in need gain access to the education they deserve.


In December 2022, Yours Humanly was recognized for our contribution to global education equity and awarded the 2022 Outstanding Organization Award at the Education 2.0 Conference, held in Dubai, UAE. Attended by hundreds of leaders in the education sector from more than 40 countries, the highly regarded Education 2.0 Conference is a three-day, knowledge-intensive conference that gathers educators, policy makers, researchers, and change makers to share global insights and perspectives and to look for innovative solutions to the most pressing problems impacting learning and teaching on a global level.


Conference organizers stated that, given the far-reaching impact of their contributions, the Education 2.0 Conference was honored to spotlight “incredible individuals and organizations who have worked tirelessly to reform and improve global education.”


We are deeply grateful to all of our supporters who have made this award and recognition possible. This will serve as an inspiration for us to build upon the meaningful work we do transforming the lives of children in need around the world through the power of education. 


On behalf of the children we serve, thank you for your belief in our work and continued support. Thank you for bringing smiles to the faces of so many precious children and their families, who desperately needed our help this past year.


From the Yours Humanly family to yours, we wish you a safe, happy, and blessed holiday season! As we raise our glasses to welcome 2023, we toast to your ongoing support.


Our annual Tee Off for Education golf tournament was held on October 17 at the beautiful Rossmoor Golf Course in Walnut Creek, CA. After a full day of golf, players were treated to dinner and an awards ceremony. Thank you to our generous sponsors and golfers! No matter their scores at the end of 18 holes, through their participation, our golfers made a profound difference in the lives of children we serve—and that makes them winners on anybody’s scorecard! Throughout the event, we captured fantastic images, which you’ll find on our website and Facebook page.