Resources for Inner City CHildren

Educate. Engage. Empower.

RISE-DC provides high-quality educational resources, free of charge, to inner city schools in Washington, D.C. RISE-DC operates from a pedagogical foundation that the greater a student’s academic need, the more important the experience of the teacher. RISE-DC’s professional instructors have an average experience level of twenty years.


RICH student and tutor

RICH is changing its name to "Resources to Inspire Students and Educators" or RISE! Our programming and constituency remain unchanged, with the same high-quality tutoring and mentoring services that all of our stakeholders have come to know since 2003.

We sought the advice of staff, friends and those we serve and the consensus was clear. Many prefer RISE over RICH because it's less literal and many more times inspiring.

RISE owes a big thank you to everyone who contributed to our decision making regarding our name change. We're very excited about the change and look forward to making great impact in the communities we serve under our new identifier.

RISE-DC Student Profiled on
Channel 9

Christian with RISE-DC tutor