Focus Area

STEM Education


RESPONSIBILITY INTEGRITY STRENGTH and EMPOWERMENT (RISE) is an academic support and college preparation program for low-income at-risk students that reside in West and South Berkeley and attend Berkeley High School. Our goal is to help students graduate and pursue higher education. We achieve these goals by reducing outside barriers that interfere with personal and academic wellness through our summer bridge program, after-school tutorial program, counseling component and enrichment activities.

Volunteer Opportunities


Ways to Engage

Time Commitment

Donate to support academic mentors for students

Donate or Sponsor

Less than an hour annually

Donate gift certificates for food, snacks, or other prizes

Donate or Sponsor

Less than an hour annually

Volunteer as an academic mentor

Teach, Tutor or Mentor

Less than one day per week

Provide technical education for staff, e.g. how to use ed tech software

Volunteer for a specific project

One time annually