build. educate. empower.
RISE has a unique, new opportunity to give 24,000 MORE kids access to education through a matching co-funding partnership with Educate A Child!
RISE builds primary schools in rural Angola to educate children who have been affected by years of war and its aftermath. We target hard-to-reach, vulnerable and marginalized children, those living in poverty, those that face multiple barriers to education, and deserve the basics that all children deserve - food, safety, health, clean water, and education.
"Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty, raising incomes, promoting economic growth and shared prosperity, and for improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability."
World Bank Group
Ana lives with her aunt and two cousins. In her free time, she works in her aunt's shop as they struggle to live. Three thousand children attend school with Ana at Lixeria, and were part of the TOMS Shoes distribution. Ana is excited about her new shoes because they are beautiful and comfortable. Prior to receiving her new TOMS shoes, Ana had only a pair of worn sandals. She believes it is important to wear her TOMS shoes everyday because they will protect her feet from cuts and injuries, and are a further encouragement for her to continue studying amidst difficult circumstances.more student stories
Click on a school to learn more.
you can helpmore ways you can help
Brewery Tour 2019
All enjoyed another great RISE Brewery Tour. Thanks Sketchbook Brewing Company for hosting and Lou Malnati’s for delicious pizza! And… enough money was raised to give 21 kids the chance to go to school this year – thank you!
Thank you Red Oak!
For the final 5th grade fundraising activity at Red Oak Elementary School in Highland Park, students ran an Everything Sale, donating items that they no longer need, want, or play with. The cafeteria was turned into a store and the rest of the school “shopped” during the day. Students voted…
June trip to Angola
We arrived home Saturday afternoon after another good and productive trip. Travel to Angola is long, there were multiple delays resulting in missed flights, and though we arrived in Luanda our luggage did not. Delayed baggage does not get delivered in Angola, but requires that you or someone you officially designate, go…