Rise Together Education Inc

We get low income students TO and THROUGH college.

Palo Alto, CA   |  http://www.risetogethered.org/

Mission

Rise Together Education (RTE) is dedicated to improving college graduation rates by providing support and financial resources to low-income Palo Alto High School students who have been accepted to 4-year colleges or 2-year community colleges with a direct transfer agreement. At present we are providing scholarships up to $2500 per academic year for up to four years

Ruling year info

2015

President

Dawn Billman

Main address

380 Hamilton Ave. PO Box 29

Palo Alto, CA 94301 USA

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EIN

47-4218680

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Despite living in one of the wealthiest locations in the world, about 10% of Palo Alto High School students are considered low income. Many of these students are good students but are unable to attend colleges and universities because of financial constraints. Given a little bit of support and financial assistance, these students will make excellent college students and return to help their communities.

Our programs

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Scholarships & Mentoring

Rise Together Education provides scholarships and mentoring to low income college bound Palo Alto High School students. Our alumni who are First Generation College graduates also provide peer mentoring to college students

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Students

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We aim to increase college graduation rates for low income graduates of Palo Alto High School.

We provide scholarships for everyone who has been accepted to college.
We provide room and tuition deposits.
We provide mentoring through our Board Members.
We provide peer mentoring through our alumni.
We provide a professional network for jobs, and internship opportunities.

We have a team of 12 Board Members, 3 Advisors and 4 Paly Student Representatives and 9 alumni mentors of recent college graduates. Our Board Members are involved in the local community, at the high school and local higher education institutions.

Currently, we have a FOUR-year graduation rate of 83% vs a SIX-year graduation rate of 20% based on national data for first generation college students. We also had one student from Paly’s Class of 2017 who graduated in 3.5 years this past December from the University of LaVerne. Three former RTE scholars are now enrolled in graduate schools. Our students are doing amazingly well academically and we are proud of these students for their achievements. We are proud that it was a community effort to help them along the way to reach their dreams of obtaining a college degree and their career goals.

Financials

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Operations

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Rise Together Education Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dawn Billman

Stanford University

Term: 2020 -

Michael Sullivan

SRE Real Estate Development

Danielle Laursen

Google

Deanna Chute

Palo Alto High School

Kimberly Schwan

Retired/Technology Cross Ventures

Pallavi Homan

Apple

Tida Violante

Evaluation & Development

Nancy Kawakita

Retired/Intel

Stephanie Estrada

Alumna

Sammuel Vasquez

Alumnus

Elizabeth Mueller

Palo Alto High School

Brent Kline

Palo Alto High School

Greer Stone

Palo Alto High School

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/14/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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