Video: Rise 15th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 28, 2020

Thank you everyone who celebrated 15 years with us! Enjoy the show! Program begins at 31:00, after a pre-party of music by Compás

Skip to 31:00 for the program beginning

We welcome donations of any size! Thank you to our many supporters and allies, and all of the amazing parents who have invested in Rise!

Events Highlights

Dorothy Roberts
Rep. Gwen Moore
Rise Board Chair Hope Newton
Rise’s history with music by Broadway actor Jelani Alladin
Naashia Bettis shares her poem
Imani Worthy shares her story
Parents’ visions for a different future through advocacy
Nancy Colon and Carla Burks share Rise memories
Sabra Jackson and Anna Jones share Rise memories
Louis Angel, Youshell Williams and Corey Best share Rise memories

View more tributes from writers and allies here!

Thank you to the 175 donors and 300 viewers who shared our 15th anniversary with us! This lists everyone who gave until noon on Oct. 27
Everyone loved Compás, which played a 30-minute pre-party set of Ecuadorian and Colombian music!