Whether tutoring struggling ninth graders to achieve grade-level reading, or prepping juniors for their Advanced Placement exams, RISE provides high-quality educational resources to low-income DC students, helping them to graduate from high school and prepare for a successful future. Its programs fill the gaps where DCís most under-resourced schools fall short: one-on-one tutoring for at-risk students and children with learning disabilities; college and career readiness; an intensive summer math program; and a Saturday Academy that offers extra support for students who have fallen behind and extra challenges for those ready to surge ahead. Since 2003, RISE has raised the academic skills and performance of over 1,500 students; 95% go on to graduate from high school (citywide, the average is much lower) and 90% of graduates enroll in college. More kids are ready to learn; letís rise to the occasion.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 8
Where They Operate: DC-Ward 6; DC-Ward 7; DC-Ward 8
Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Students
Schools They Work In: The Academies at Anacostia; Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy
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- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- The current budget for Resources to Inspire Students and Educators (RISE) is: Less than $500k
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