History of RISE 

Although Rise Scholars, Inc. was not registered until March 2020, we have been working at Hamilton as a group of volunteers since early 2014.

2014-2015

MENTOR PROGRAM founded

as Mentor Me Hamilton School

MENTOR PROGRAM expanded to new Mentor Center

HAWK CENTER after school program started

FUNDRAISING FOR:

ATHLETIC PROGRAM

2 new 9 passenger vans   

stipends for coaches

uniforms and fees

      

     

2016-2017

 ATHLETIC PROGRAM started

      Cross Country

      Basketball

      Soccer

      Track and Field

 

MENTOR PROGRAM and HAWK CENTER continued

CHESS PROGRAM founded

for 4th/5th grade students

MathWorks and Book Club started

for 2nd - 4th grade

FUNDRIASING FOR:

SUMMERHAWKS

(5 week academic summer program)

2018-2019

SUMMERHAWKS 2018 launched

MENTOR PROGRAM becomes

Mentor Hamilton an NUSD affiliated program

ATHLETIC PROGRAM expanded

HAMILTON CHESS expanded

Womens Grand Master, Carla Heredia hired as full time Chess Coach - funded by individual donor.

Opened to 2nd-8th grade

Partnership with Mechanics Institute to begin offering quarterly tournaments at Hamilton

First annual Hamilton Winter Chess Tournament a huge success

SCHOLARS PROGRAM launched

FUNDRAISING FOR:

All programs that reduce the OPPORTUNITY GAP

SUMMERHAWKS 2019 expanded

SUMMERBRIDGE 2019 launched

2020-2021

Record numbers of participants in all programs

Chess Spring tournament planned and cancelled due to COVID

 

SUMMERHAWKS  and SUMMERBRIDGE 2020 planned

and cancelled due to COVID

 

Formation of RISE Scholars, Inc. and approval of 501(c)3 status

 

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID

 

Program pivots to care for our community at Hamilton

Food and Supply drives and distribution

School supply drive and distribution

School supplies for every student

Rent and PG&E support for our most impoverished families

Coat and gift card drive for the Annual Giving tree event 

Chess program continues online

Scholars program continues online

FUNDRAISING FOR:

Caring for our community during COVID

All RISE programs that reduce the OPPORTUNITY GAP

SUMMERHAWKS 2021 planned

for July 6-August 7th

SUMMER BRIDGE 2021 planned

for July 29-August 7th

RISE Literacy program launch

planned for October 2021