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Fearless Families: Emily & Adelyn
This month we hear from Emily reflecting on her time visiting CU Boulder for Spring Into CU with RISE Colorado. Emily is a Senior at Hinkley High School in Aurora Public Schools. Her daughter, Adelyn is in the infant classroom at RISE partner school Early Beginnings. 
Fearless Families: Emily and Adelyn
RISE Impact
This month we took over 70 students and families from Aurora Public Schools to the University of Colorado at Boulder to participate in the Spring Into CU event. Families learned about the pathways to college and had the opportunity to hear from a panel of current CU students about their college experiences, take a campus tour, enjoy lunch on campus, and wrap up the day with performances from student dance groups!
Growing the RISE Family: Meet Hari Uprety
We are excited to welcome our first hire Hari Uprety to RISE Colorado's staff as our first Organizer. Here's a little more about Hari:
Hari Uprety
RISE Colorado Organizer
What is your new role at RISE? What will you be doing in your role? 
My new role at RISE will be an Organizer. I will be organizing various events including parent workshops and trainings about the educational opportunity gap and the research based findings about its impact. I will be supporting refugee families in Aurora Public Schools and empowering them to RISE to improve their academic achievement.
 
What are you most excited for as you join the RISE family?
I am most excited to be a RISE family member because RISE is the perfect organization to bridge the gap between schools and low income families by providing the right education at the right time.
 
If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? 
If I could have one superpower it would be Superhuman Endurance because it allows those who possess it to exert themselves during activities without getting exhausted. With this power, you could run marathons, clean the house, and study for long periods of time with privileged circumstances!
 
Why do you believe parent involvement is important to student achievement? 
I believe that parent involvement is important to student achievement because parents are always the first teachers. Education begins right after birth and happens on the laps of parents. Without their teaching to children they cannot close the opportunity gap between generations.
"I RISE because I feel that it is a part of my life. I am here to make a difference, and it can only be achieved through education, knowledge and experience. If all of these aspects of life are combined I can change my community, people and country. This is what I visualize for the activities I will do with RISE!"
Learn more about Hari and what brought him to this work in his reflection on coming to the U.S. from a refugee camp in Nepal in our March newsletter!
Echoing Green Recognition
We are excited and honored to announce that RISE Colorado has been selected as a 2015 Finalist for Echoing Green's Global Fellowship. From a pool of 3,165 applicants working to create change across the world, we are humbled to be among 105 incredible finalists from 44 countries around the world that made it to the next round! Read more about the finalists here: Finalists for the 2015 Echoing green Fellowships.

 Please wish us luck as we head to NYC for Finalist Interviews!
RISE Colorado In the News
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'Spring into CU' event introduces students to higher education
RISE Colorado takes over 70 students and families from Aurora Public Schools to the University of Colorado at Boulder for the Spring Into CU event.
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