"My daughter goes to RISE because we at home cannot help her with all the things she does for school. She has advanced a lot while at RISE not only in school, but as a human being. She feels more confident in the things she does now than she did a year ago."

~The Martinez-Luna Family

The Lives We Impact



OUR MISSION

Reaching  and  Inspiring  Success  through  Education 


"Through RISE our daughter has learned to become independent. She loves RISE. She enjoys being a part of the program and speaks highly of her teachers and friends. She has improved a lot with the help from the staff at RISE."

​~The Aquino Family



RISE is a not-for-profit organization that works closely with families and educators in East Palo Alto to provide children with a strong academic foundation and the self-confidence necessary to excel academically and in life.


We are committed to offering ongoing support from infancy through college to ensure that students begin school at grade level and succeed throughout their education and beyond. We encourage children from our program to take pride in their community and understand their limitless potentials as they pursue educational and extracurricular goals. It is our desire that students will leave us feeling proud of their accomplishments and eager to inspire future generations of children to make a lasting impact on their community.

"The McGee family is beyond blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the RISE program. Raising a child in East Palo Alto is not an easy task, and with the help of RISE our daughter has become more confident than she has ever been. Without having the proper resources and being financially privileged it’s extremely hard for a child to succeed, especially alongside children who are upperclass. RISE has knocked down many obstacles that once were weighing our family down. Our daughter has a new love for school and we are proud to say this program has contributed to that tremendously." 

~The McGee Family