Susan Laing supervises a terrific group of college mentors. The first cohort of beneficiaries have, with one exception, survived their first semester of college. This student will hit the ‘reset’ button at a closer four-year college in January. Our second cohort, current seniors, are busy finalizing their applications. Our third cohort, juniors, have gotten to know their mentors since last spring. Despite our lack of a current agreement with Anacostia High School, RISE-DC expects to be able to recruit a fourth cohort, of tenth graders, this winter from Ward 8 high schools.