THANK YOU to everyone who supported RISE Colorado on Colorado Gives Day! We are truly moved by the love and support shown. Folks from Aurora and across the country showed their support of families as they lead the movement for educational equity. Thanks to everyone who donated or shared our posts!
We were able to raise $11,599 and the Friedman Family Foundation matched us with an additional $10,000, making our grand total $21,599!! Thank you, Friedman Family Foundation for your generous support and belief in our work!
Activities and Celebrations
RISE Holiday Party
We celebrated the holidays with friends and family at the 4th Annual RISE Holiday Party hosted at the Village Exchange Center. Families came together over good food and conversation as the children made ornaments and decorated cookies. We are so grateful to be able to spend quality time and celebrate the holidays with all of our RISE families, stakeholders, and community partners. Here are some pictures from the photo booth.
RISE In the News
Rose Community Foundation featured the work of RISE Colorado, African Leadership Group, and Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism who have come together to form the Aurora Education Coalition. Rose Community Foundation has supported us to combine our efforts for a greater collective impact on education issues in Aurora. Thanks for featuring this important work in the Fall/Winter Newsletter!