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Empowering Emerging Adults

in their

Pursuit of Higher Education

RISE empowers under-served students from the Santa Barbara community by mentoring them through the college application process.

Our goal is to equip students with the resources necessary to navigate the journey to higher education with confidence.

RISE envisions a world where all under-served students can access and graduate college despite the systemic issues plaguing our nation's education system.

Students who want to participate in our program, click here!

If you would like to volunteer,

click here!

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"I’m a first generation college student and I wanted all the support I could get while applying to universities.

I was a little lost and overwhelmed, especially with not having in-person school, so I needed a program like RISE to help me and guide me through the process."

- Bianca   

RISE Student

Class of 2021

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