Celebrating its sixth year, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season by using social media and collaboration to spread the word about organizations doing work around the world. We are grateful to be focusing energy today on children in Angola who want to attend school. Learn more about how to participate…

Travel to Angola

Executive Director, Lynn Cole and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Rachel Cole, are currently traveling in Angola. They have had the opportunity to meet with Esso, BP and the US Ambassador, visit a new well at Unguengue, and witness the laying of the first stone at Sope in Cubal!

Fall Benefit 2017

Friends and supporters of RISE joined us on November 4, 2017, at the Evanston Art Center for our annual benefit. We were excited to unveil the opportunity to send MORE kids in Angola to school. Thanks for all who were involved! If you couldn’t attend, you may still donate here.

Brewery Tour 2017

Brewery Tour 2017

Participants in the Brewery Tour enjoyed a beautiful day visiting Sketchbook and Begyle Breweries. Thanks to all involved who are helping give kids in Angola the chance to go to school! See more…

Make Change for Angola

Participate in Change for Angola, our coin drive initiative, with a goal is to raise $35,000. If 100 children/families/teachers worked raise $350 each, 100 children would have the chance to go to school! Learn more…



World Water Day 2017

World Water Day

Thank you for supporting RISE! Not only are you sending children to school in Angola, you’re providing the opportunity for clean water. Wells have been drilled at 24 RISE built schools bringing life changing clean water. worldwaterday

Team RISE runners in the US Virgin Islands

Team RISE in the Virgin Islands

Running the 8 Tuff Miles Race in the Virgin Islands for Team RISE – great job and thank you! riseinternational.org/getinvolved/jointeamrise

You can help a child…


Every child should have the opportunity for education. It is estimated that between 513,000 and several million children do not have that chance in Angola. You can do something – help send a child to school by donating at riseinternational.org

Why I Give

We are so excited to introduce you to six RISE supporters. Our mission is to build primary schools in rural #Angola to educate children, empower communities and contribute to the rebuilding of the country and we cannot do it without you! #whyIgive

#GivingTuesday – 11/29


GlobalGiving is matching funds at 50% on #GivingTuesday – 11/29. Link to our GlobalGiving project to make an online donation. 50% match to all donations up to $1000 per unique donor. Begins 00:00:01 EST, ends at 23:59:59 EST.