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
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.
Climate Teacher Education Webinar
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.
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
RRISE UP News
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?…