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 

Opened program to 2nd-8th grade students

Partnered 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

GARDEN after school program started for middle school students

Chess Spring tournament planned for Spring 2020, but cancelled due to COVID

 

SUMMERHAWKS  and SUMMERBRIDGE 2020 planned

and cancelled due to COVID

 

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

 

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID

 

Program shifts from it's mission to care for the basic needs of our community at Hamilton

Food and Supply drives and distribution

School supply drive and distribution for every Hamilton 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 6th

SUMMER BRIDGE 2021 planned

for July 19-August 6th

RISE in Reading Literacy program launch

planned for October 2021