RYSE Center is a resource and program hub serving youth aged 13 to 21 in Richmond, CA, and West Contra Costa County. The Media, Arts, + Culture program at RYSE provides daily free out-of-school programs in music, video, visual, and performing arts. These classes, workshops, internships, projects, and productions engage more than 500 youth each year, and reach more than 2,000 audience members annually. Arts activities are frequently and meaningfully embedded together with the organization’s other program areas, which focus on education and justice, youth leadership and advocacy, and community health. Support of the Media, Arts, + Culture program at RYSE contributes to the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy.
About the Grantee
205 41st Street, Richmond, CA, 94805, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
The RYSE Center works to create a space grounded in social justice that helps young people to transform their lives and communities in Richmond, California. The organization works to ensure young people have the emotional, physical, and political safety to acquire tools, skills, and resources to understand and change systemic inequities. This grant will support RYSE to achieve their mission more broadly around youth-led education advocacy. (Substrategy: Student and Community Voice)
for organizational adaptation
RYSE Center is a Richmond-based organization that engages youth by providing them the tools to build a better city and county. Its programs focus on equity and justice; community health; youth organizing; and media, arts, and culture. The latter program’s suite of activities, including workshops, field trips, creative projects, performances, and internships, engage more than 500 youth in approximately 60 projects and 40 events each year, reaching more than 2,000 audience members. This grant will support RYSE Center’s adaptation planning and implementation, advancing the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy.