The Leaven kids are heading back to school! But many don’t have the basic school supplies they need for the classroom.


Throughout the country, children are heading back to the classroom. Some kids are happy, excited, and ready for a new year of learning. But for many kids, a new school year brings fear and frustration as grades drop and success seems further and further away.

That’s why, The Leaven is committed to making sure that each kid is prepared and excited about going back to school. One important way we help combat the back-to-school jitters, is providing each child a brand-new backpack full of all the supplies they need to succeed.


A backpack filled with school supplies is an incredible gift to give to a child who may otherwise go back-to-school without one.

For a gift of just $25, you will play such an important role in allowing struggling children to thrive in school this year!


$25 provides one student with a brand-new backpack,
pencils, notebooks, art supplies, and so much more.


Since 2008, The Leaven has provided tutoring and mentoring to some of California’s most at-risk neighborhoods. We are an in-community resource for children and their families, bringing proven programs that improve education, impact communities, and change lives

The Leaven centers operate directly in low-income housing complexes, giving children the help they need excel in school before problems occur. Our focus is in communities struggling with high poverty rates, high crime rates, and high drop-out rates among youth.

The Leaven centers act primarily as after-school mentoring and tutoring centers, but they are so much more than that! We work in partnership with members of the local community including: businesses, law enforcement, fire departments, local government, teachers, and church groups, in order to inspire each community to take on their challenges together.