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schools built
children in school each year

build. educate. empower.

RISE builds primary schools in rural Angola to educate children, empower communities, and contribute to the rebuilding of the country.

Every child has the right to education. We target vulnerable and marginalized children, those living in poverty that face multiple barriers to education, and deserve the basics that all children deserve – food, safety, healthcare, education, and clean water. Education is at the heart of better economic opportunities, healthier families, individual freedom, and empowerment.

“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

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upcoming events

July Bonus Day

GlobalGiving Bonus Day – July 10

$100,000 in matching funds
Gifts between $100 and $1000 will be matched while funds remain. Starts at 8:00 am CST.

Donation link will be sent on 7/10

2024 RISE Benefit

Save the date and plan to join us!
October 5th, 7 – 10 pm
Sketchbook Brewing Co.
4901 Main St, Skokie, IL

The Fat Shallot Food Truck
AJ Sacco | Chicago’s Magician
More details to follow.

the RISE timeline

Since 2003, RISE has built 196 schools which give over 142,000 kids access to education each year! With a focus on expansion of our Monitoring & Evaluation component, info is tracked in our database. The timeline shows the number of schools, classrooms, and students per year, including a photo and map of the location. Better data means better schools.

Monitoring and Evaluation

current projects

Click on a school to learn more.

you can help

It costs $500 to give a child in Angola the opportunity for education.
Take action today and give a child the chance to go to school!

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