Raising Interest in Social Equality (R.I.S.E. UP) is a social advocacy organization that was formed to educate, empower, and engage the community on socio-economic issues and to bring about social change nationally in the African and African American community. We seek to bring awareness and change to socio-economic issues that affect the national community through programming, creativity, community service, opportunities celebrating African and African American culture, and initiatives that provoke thought and actions for improvement.
Positively transform the lives of others.
Uplift the community and build, learn, and grow together.
Help to overcome socio-economic barriers
Be an advocate for social change.
Provide the community with economical, cultural, educational, historical and artistic programming, with a focus on African history, traditions, and contributions
Encourage and inspire the community to celebrate and engage in African culture and tradition.
Help build positive identity and self-esteem, confidence and African pride within the community.
Teach leadership, entrepreneurship, and self-sufficiency skills.
Promote positive youth and adult behavioral development.