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about us

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 The R.I.S.E. program for girls, ages 6-14, was founded in 1994 by Mona Thompson

to foster healthy

self-esteem through friendships,

self-awareness & community partnerships.

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When you purchase a brick you are paving the way for girls & women to build self-esteem globally.


Walk with Me
Personalized Bricks

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Thank you for your support!

Here are a few updates:


Renovations are in progress. Most of the old walls on the first and second floor have been demolished.  The team will continue on the lower level and third floor. The roof has been repaired. The plumbers and electricians will continue within the next few weeks.  The bricks have been ordered and we continue to take orders.  We are closing the garden, The soil will be prepped with nutrients and covered.

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The R.I.S.E. House is a place designed to develop healthy self-esteem,

self-empowerment, and

self-awareness through small group interactions, art classes, education, civic engagement, community partnerships, and collaboration. We believe the model for this house will be duplicated in other communities.

We need your help!

Volunteer Opportunities 

    - Teach a class
    - Assist with 
    - Sign up for the garden project

    - Social Media marketing and


    - School collaboration

    - Small groups

   - Mail letters

   - Help with campaigns

   - Share with friends

    - Pave the Way Bricks

    - Sell Popcorn

    - Sell RISE Products

    - Bring a girl to the Rock Paint
Party Fundraiser

Corporate Sponsorship and matching gift donations are available through many organizations.


To Schedule a meeting:


Subject Line: R.I.S.E. 2020 Fundraiser

Please Call: 857-248-2906

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Schedule a meeting


Subject Line: R.I.S.E. 2020 Fundraiser

Please Call: 857-248-2906

Tap To Give

Financial donations are tax-deductible. We have listed several options as examples,

but we are grateful for any seed planted in this important project.

Thank you for helping to build the physical house while we endeavor to build self-esteem.

Our Plan

The first phase of the 2020 expansion is:

 - Establishing RISE as its own 501(c)(3)          organization to help secure funding for

 the variety of programs we will offer.

 - Securing the permits to begin the renovation  of the house, building the raised beds, fence,  and cleaning the area for the garden.

- Fundraisers to assist with the cost of  renovations and programming.


The first phase of the project will be completed by October 2020. The second phase will begin mid October.


Our hope is to begin demolition before the winter allowing the work to continue on the inside during the cold months. The timeline is contingent on the dates we receive the town construction permits.

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