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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 1,500 students served since RISE-DC’s inception
  • Over 5,000 hours of tutoring or mentoring provided to students in 2016-17

Annual budget:

  • revenue, 2016-17: $281,000
  • $131,000 from individuals
  • $75,000 from foundations
  • $75,000 in-kind contributions

Administrative expenses: $49,000 (part-time bookkeeper, fundraising efforts, insurance, audit report, office supplies, etc.), approximately 17% of total revenue; approximately 83% of revenue goes directly to programs.