A new school!

under construction

Money raised by Team RISE 2015, several US schools, Sonangol Marine Services and partners, and through the 2015 RISE Benefit, together funded an 8-classroom school at Alto Esperanca. The school was approved, money wired, and construction is underway – an amazing turnaround! Kids at Alto Esperanca are excited and grateful as they anticipate learning in their new school!

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Global Handwashing Day


Today is Global Handwashing Day – dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

Thank you runners and supporters!

Chicago Marathon 2015

There were 21 fantastic Team RISE runners in the B of A Chicago Marathon on Sunday, and many cheering along the sidelines – great job and thank you!!

Cheer at the Chicago Marathon

Come cheer for Team RISE runners at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday, October 11! www.chicagomarathon.com/event-information/spectator-information

Save the date – November 7

Mark your calendar and save the date for the 2015 RISE Benefit at Prairie Moon in Evanston.

Join RISE Fantasy Football 2015

Play Fantasy Football with RISE and help kids go to school – sign up by this Friday, August 21…details

More children will have a school!

The school at Quipungo is nearing completion and will be dedicated later this month, and ready for students to attend! Thanks to BP Oil and Partners – more children will have a beautiful new school!

GlobalGiving Bonus Day

Thanks to all who gave on GlobalGiving today – over $11,000 was given, resulting in $3880 in matching funds, which will help give kids at Alto Esperanca the chance to go to school.