24,000 MORE kids
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
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2018 Marathon Spectator Details
Join us and cheer for our Team RISE runners and thousands of others that would appreciate your support! Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday, October 7, 2018 7:30 am – Wave 1 (Corrals A – E) 8:00 am – Wave 2 (Corrals F – H) 8:35 am – Wave 3 (Corrals J…
Partnership = kids in school!
Three schools have been completed, dedicated, and children are in class learning because of your generosity and our co-funding partnership with Educate A Child, and resource partner ExxonMobil. Six additional schools are under construction. Rachel Cole, Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator for the project, is again traveling to Angola, 9/30 through 10/17, to collect…
TEAM RISE Half Marathon
Thank you to our 2018 TEAM RISE Chicago Half Marathon runners, supporters and donors! Because of the commitment and dedication of our TEAM RISE runners, 6300 children in Angola have been given access to education since 2009. Our next TEAM RISE event is the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7,…