Rise Foundation, Inc.
2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Linda L. Williams
Linda Williams, Shelia Terrell, Karen Madlock, Ricco Mitchell
Michael Bruno, Herman Strickland, Marianne Parrs, Kristin Lockhart, Lisa Cook, Lorraine Robinson, Charles Schadt, Terri Browne, Stephanie Scurlock, Ann Morgan, Marsh Campbell, Latanya Thigpen, Angela Dixon, Linda Williams
RISE's mission is to help people become self-sufficient by building and sustaining human and financial assets.
Save Up - is a program that provides financial literacy, followed by the establishment of an IDA account (savings for an asset purchase e.g. house, car, computer or education). The Save Up participant receives $2.00 for every dollar they save towards an asset purchase.
Goal Card - is an incentive based program for 38126 zip code which is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Memphis. Students are coached by caring adults each report card period and given points for improvements in grades, school attendance and conduct. The points can be redeemed for items that teir parents can not afford (e.g. school supplies, mp3 players, gift cards, alarm clocks, etc.)