Rise trains and hires community college and university students to organize campaigns focused on eliminating tuition and fees, expanding financial aid and ending student hunger and homelessness, and getting out the vote. Rise also created the Student Navigator Network to provide case management and one-on-one assistance to students affected by COVID-19. Although Rise students work nationwide, our primary focus states in 2020 are California, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Lever for Change was founded as a nonprofit affiliate of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2019. Our mission is to tackle the world’s biggest problems—including issues like racial equity, gender equality, access to economic opportunity, and climate change.
• A gift of $1 million invests in the development of 1,250 young organizers working to mobilize over 100,000 young, first-time voters in key battleground states.
• A gift of $5 million invests in the development of a cohort of grassroots youth organizations working to advance pro-voter laws that will reach over one million young voters by 2024.
Rise is a student- and youth-led nonprofit working to make higher education free and help all young people participate in democracy.
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