The Rise Foundation

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    My vision is to one day see every family who comes through our program become empowered by their own success and know that they too can rise against all odds. - Christine Tyler, President and Founder
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    The Rise Foundation has truly been a big help over the past year with my academic work and college planning. - Aneisha Green, CAU'16.
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    The Rise Foundation has helped me mentally prepare for all that college has to offer, as well as helped me fill out a number of college scholarships and grants in an effort to pay my tuition. - Damari Gandy, UIC'16
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    The Rise Foundation was very helpful to me, they helped me find scholarships related to my major and taught me how to apply for FAFSA-Stanley Canty, NIU'17
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    The Rise Foundation believed in me, it is because of them that I completed my first semester of college with a 3.7 G.P.A.-Triana Mayers, NIU'17


We offer real-world experiences to help our students get a gauge of the college life and to inspire them to pursue higher learning.


We encourage every student to rise above adversity and become the positive change they want to see in their life.



Our aim is to guide every child in our program towards accomplishing their educational goals.

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We're On a Mission

And here's why...

Rising tuition is discouraging many of our youth from attending college. We owe it to these future leaders the opportunity to attend college. Let's make it happen!

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At The Rise Foundation the success of our students means everything. We are proud to be of service to our students as they strive to reach their goals.

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The success of our programs depend largely on our contributors and volunteers. Join us in empowering our youth!

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About The Rise Foundation

The Rise Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status designed to provide resourceful information to educate students and their parents. Services that we offer include computer literacy training, financial aid assistance, college tours, one-on-one tutoring, credit repair for single parents, and scholarships to need-based students who are in our program.

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