Radical Reimagination of Inclusion, Science, and Education

RRISE UP for Environmental, Social, and Economic Justice

Environmental Justice

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of people across the U.S. believe that schools should teach about climate change causes, consequences, and possible solutions.
Economic Justice

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Women of all races, on average, earn just 82 cents for every $1 earned by men of all races.
Social Justice

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demonstrations linked to the Black Lives Matter movement across all 50 states and Washington, DC.

Mission

Our mission is to build an ecosystem of stakeholders to work collaboratively to create and amplify inclusive spaces for marginalized groups. We seek to increase access and opportunities for people, support capacity building, and to help individuals activate their agency in the process.

Vision

Our vision is to support empowered students, educators, and leaders to use their agency, lived experience, and cultural wealth to make meaningful changes in their schools, communities, and the larger planet. We build the capacity for stakeholders to RRISE UP for environmental, social, and economic justice.

RRISE UP

Radical Reimagination of Inclusion, Science, and Education

SEA LEVELS

The sea levels are rising
and so are we.

TEACHING & LEARNING

Teaching and learning are revolutionary acts.

Environmental Justice

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Approximately 66% of U.S. Latinx people live in areas that do not meet the federal government's air quality standards.
Economic Justice

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11 million children (1 in 7 kids) live in poverty in the United States.
Social Justice

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anti-Asian hate incidents in the United States, mostly against women, in the past year.

Upcoming RRISEing Educator Events

CABE 2022
2-Hour Institute - 3/30/2022 - 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm

Advancing Multilingualism, Equity, and Social Justice Through Project-Based Learning

Dr. Warren will lead this 2-hour institute/workshop to maximize teacher collaboration in designing an interdisciplinary project-based learning unit that advances multilingualism, equity, and social justice. Participants will explore the +1 Pedagogy framework in greater depth as they create a PBL unit for any topic in any discipline. Participants will be inspired to reimagine student agency, action research, and 21st Century Skills for the post-COVID classroom. More details here

Participants can enter a raffle to receive Dr. Warren's book.

UW Webinar
Climate Teacher Education Webinar
AERA 2022
April 22, 2022 - San Diego Convention Center

Educators' Perceptions of Middle Level Education in a State Without a Middle Level Teacher Credential

Dr. Warren and her team of co-presenters will present a roundtable discussion on the topic of Middle Level Education. They will present their research on proposing a Middle Level Credential (grades 6-8) for California. Currently, 45 States offer this credential - California does not. Click here for the article (p. 14) that Dr. Warren co-authored.

It's important that we RRISE UP with other educators to advance our causes.

UCISP TOA Event
Teach Ocean Literacy to Unlock the Potential of the Ocean

STEM Mentoring Program

RRISE UP’s STEM Mentoring Program is designed to foster and partner first generation, BIPOC, low-SES students living in marginalized communities, who are currently in college, to mentor grades 6-12 students who share the same upbringing.

This program will focus on providing academic support as well as resources needed to navigate through the public educational system in preparation for success in college in STEM fields.

$20: Provides a high needs student with one mentoring/tutoring session
$100: Provides a high needs student with a month of mentoring/tutoring services
$1200: Provides a high needs student with a year of mentoring/tutoring services

STEM MENTORING PROGRAM DONATION FORM

First Gen RRISEr Scholarships

Support a First Gen student enrolling in college for the first time! The First Gen RRISEr Scholarships are designed to support students whose parent(s) did not complete a four-year college or university degree. The first round of scholarships are specifically for First Gen High School Seniors enrolling in college for the 2022-2023 school year.

We know that preparing for college and navigating through various educational systems can be daunting for First Gen students. We also know that a kind gesture goes a long way. Scholarships will be awarded to First Gen students who RRISE UP for environmental, social, and economic justice.

Upcoming Young RRISEr Events

Young RRIsers Action

Young RRISErs Taking Action

Call for Student Project Proposals! Calling all K-16 students who are ready to RRISE UP and take action on environmental, social, or economic injustices in your community. We are funding meaningful school and community projects up to $300! Send us a proposal for what you would do with the money and how it would make a…

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Young RRISEr Scholarships!

This scholarship is designed to support our young RRISErs. Scholarships are for students whose parent/guardian(s) did not complete a four-year college or university degree. We know that preparing for college and navigating through various educational systems can be daunting for First Gen students. We also know that a kind gesture goes a long way. Scholarships…

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Youth in Action Mini-Grant

We are funding up to $300 for top proposals on how you RRISE UP for environmental, social, or economic justice. Step 1: EngageLook for inspiring people or programs in your community that are already doing work that you care about. Step 2: Community MappingDig deep into your community. What is the problem you have identified?…

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Published Books

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Project-Based Learning Across the Disciplines

By Acacia M. Warren

Plan, Manage and Assess Through +1 Pedagogy
*Get the book from Amazon

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Teaching Climate Change for Grades 6-12

By Kelley Le

Empowering Science Teachers to Take on the Climate Crisis Through NGSS.
*Get the book from Amazon