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RISE-DC At-a-Glance

“Because I’ve taught on the middle school, high school and college levels, I’m not easily impressed. However, working with RISE-DC is the most enjoyable experience I’ve had in education.”

Ahmad Harvey, RISE-DC Instructor

All About RISE-DC

RISE-DC history: Founded in 2003 as RICH by Paul Penniman

  • Over 2,000 students served since RISE-DC’s inception
  • Over 5,000 hours of tutoring or mentoring provided to students in 2017-18

Annual budget:

  • revenue, 2017-18: $285,000
  • $148,000 from individuals
  • $46,000 from foundations and corporations
  • $91,000 in-kind contributions

Administrative expenses: $31,000 (part-time bookkeeper, fundraising efforts, insurance, audit report, office supplies, etc.), approximately 11% of total revenue; approximately 89% of revenue goes directly to programs.