WHAT IS PROJECT RISE?
Reaching Independence through Support and Education (RISE), or Project RISE is a program that was developed by the Drew Lewis Foundation with funding support by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Project RISE seeks to focus on the financial, physical, social, mental health of struggling families. The goal of Project RISE is to give a hand up, not a hand out.
GRO recently hosted Amy Blansit, CEO of the Drew Lewis Foundation and Program Director for Project RISE. Amy talked about the goals of Project RISE and how communities can get involved. To see the whole conversation with Amy, check out this video
Project RISE is a curriculum-based program that takes about 24 months and covers topics such as: Financial Planning, Affordable Housing, Transportation, Career Development, Parenting, Quality Childcare, Legal Resolution, Accountability, and Health and Well Being.
Graduates of the program not only develop essential life skills, but build solid relationships with others in their community.
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To learn more about Project RISE and Drew Lewis Foundation, check out this video