Over a decade of service helping to empower families ease their children's transition from high school to college.

Our Motto

No child should be left behind nor turned around due
to a lack of funding to go away to college.

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DEC 1ST

Join us on Giving Tuesday!

For those unfamiliar with Giving Tuesday, Giving Tuesday is like Christmas for non-profits to help encourage others to donate to the cause they believe in and continue to push the movement. 

As we continue to service the youth in underserved communities, and host the many programs and events we have through the course of the year, we hope you can aid us in our journey and be apart of something bigger. So please join us in our mission by making a small donation during Giving Tuesday, or if you feeling anxious even earlier. Together, we can help make a difference.

Thank You!

Cancer Awareness

SATURDAY OCT 24 11AM-2PM

The cancer awareness walk route will highlight environmental polluters who are contributing to cancer rates and other health issues in our neighborhoods, beginning with the MAT Asphalt facility in McKinley Park. The walk will end at Lindblom Park where there will be informational tables about staying healthy and building community connections between neighbors on the South side.

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TESTIMONIALS

“THE RISE FOUNDATION HAS HELPED ME MENTALLY PREPARE FOR ALL THAT COLLEGE HAS TO OFFER AS WELL AS HELPED ME FILL OUT A NUMER OF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS IN AN EFFORT TO PAY MY TUITION. IN ADDITION, WALMART, A SPONSOR OF THE RISE FOUNDATION, HELPED FURNISH MY DORM ROOM WHICH HELPED ME SAVE MONEY ON DOOM ROOM SUPPLIES."

DAMARI GANDY / UIC / '2016

"ONE OF THE REASONS I JOINED THE RISE FOUNDATION WAS TO INTERACT WITH MY PEOPLE. I WENT TO A PREDOMINATELY WHITE HIGH SCHOOL AND IT'S HARD TO RELATE TO PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT LIKE ME. I"M NOT FROM THE INNER CITY, I"M FOMD THE SUBURBS AND I WANTED TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THAT. WE HAVE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER, GROW, AND LEARN WITH EACH OTHER. I LOVE BEING A PART OF 'GIRLS IN PEARLS' AND THE RISE FOUNDATION BECAUSE IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO GROW AND LEARN." 

ALEXIS BROWN / '2020

WE HELP UNDERSERVED AND AT-RISK CHILDREN REACH A COLLEGE EDUCATION AND RISE ABOVE THE EXPECTATIONS.

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Triana Meyers N.I.U C/O 2018

CONTACT:

We are happy to answer questions about RISE Foundation of Chicago: therisefoundationofillinois@gmail.com

Tel: 1-773-368-2564

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