RYSE Center is a youth development organization that promotes social justice and community transformation by working with young adults ages 13 to 21. It reaches more than 650 people at its drop-in center in Richmond, and more than 2,000 individuals through its off-site programs. The majority of its youth is engaged in the organization’s Media, Arts, and Culture programs, and often report that the arts offerings are what drew them to RYSE. This grant will support the development of RYSE Commons, which will expand and develop its campus to serve as a permanent home for RYSE Center, as well as other youth-centered organizations.
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.