Rise is a student-led nonprofit organization advocating for policies that make public higher education free and accessible to all.
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Where the organization works
2 Submitted Ideas
- LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge
Scaling Student Advocacy to End Campus Hunger and Homelessness
Rise is building an online training program to teach college students how to address student hunger and homelessness on their campus. We will prepare 40 student organizing fellows--predominantly students of color and students from low-income backgrounds--to train 25 students each to advocate for solutions to campus hunger and homelessness. Rise’s digital curriculum and training program will enable students to lead campaigns even if their campuses do not reopen during the grant period because of the coronavirus.
- LEARN ·2019 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
Inspiring Student Action to End Student Homelessness and Hunger in L.A. Through Awareness and Coordinated Services Integration
Even with significant financial aid, many college students in Los Angeles are without stable shelter (20% of community college students) or food insecure. The inability to cover basic needs has decreased graduation rates, overwhelmingly affecting students from low and middle income families. Rise will raise awareness and utilization of the housing and food programs available to students and drive additional resources to address these issues, ultimately increasing higher education accessibility.