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  • RISE
  • 2001 14th St SE
  • Washington, DC 20020
  • (202) 966-4814
  • 2003
  • Beth Harris
  • Program Manager
  • (240) 994-3719

Program Description

RISE's mission is to level the educational playing field in Washington, D.C. RISE provides the same quality educational resources for low-income students, such as tutoring and college mentoring, that are available to students of means -free of charge. RISE believes that the greater the need of the student, the greater the expertise of the instruction and mentoring should be.

RISE aims to end the systemic racism that pervades our country's educational system and hopes to spread to several cities around the country. Many students have said they would be "on the streets" if not for RISE. RISE makes high school and college graduation possible for students who had no hope before they began working with RISE.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 200
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Virginia Tech