RISE is deeply honored and proud to announce that our CEO and Co-Founder, Veronica Crespin-Palmer, has been chosen to be a part of the inaugural 2018 Obama Foundation Fellows class. Veronica and 19 other Fellows were selected out of 20,000 applicants from around the world. RISE believes in the mission of the Obama Foundation, to inspire and empower people to change their world through civic engagement.
This would not have been possible without the hard work of our RISE Parent and Student Leaders who advocate and organize to achieve educational equity in Aurora Public Schools. Veronica looks forward to joining and meeting the diverse group of Fellows this month in Chicago. Thank you to President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama and the Obama Foundation for the opportunity to be a part of this historic inaugural Fellows class.
"You all give me so much hope. You represent the continuation of the possibilities for change around the world. Barack Obama and I believe in you, and we couldn't be more excited to watch your work continue to grow."
- Former First Lady Michelle Obama