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.
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.
Upcoming RRISEing Educator Events
NAAEE 2021 Conference: The Power of Connection
Dr. Kelley Le will be presenting at this year's North America Association of Environmental Education virtual conference taking place from October 12-15.
"The Annual Conference and Research Symposium will offer inspiring and thoughtful keynotes, a rich variety of workshops, symposia, traditional sessions, research panels, roundtable discussions, bright spots, and posters, along with great opportunities for networking, growth, and change. We look forward to connecting!"
Session Title: Supporting Secondary Science Teachers Taking on Global Climate Change Through NGSS
Secondary Science Professional Development Series
This virtual secondary science professional learning series will focus on environmental literacy and climate science and change. We will also connect the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Career Technical Education to the California Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs). We further aim to connect students with culturally relevant local phenomena to engage in science. Come and learn from experts in the field and collaborate with fellow educators to develop instructional resources for your classroom.
The project will launch with a fall kickoff event and ongoing workshops for collaboration and support will follow during the school year. A showcase of learning will occur in the spring. A stipend of $400 will be available to teachers who participate in all of the professional learning sessions and the activities in between. Substitute costs will be reimbursed.
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
May 16, 2021
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…
August 17, 2021
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…
August 21, 2021
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?…