Future House of R.I.S.E.
What began in 1994 as a program to help my daughter through loss and grief started a revolution in the city of Boston. Over 1,500 girls, 200 volunteers, 15 Directors, and many organizations have participated in The RISE (Reaching Into Self-Esteem) Girls Program. As we enter the 26th year the future goal of R.I.S.E. is to open a center for women and girls.
The R.I.S.E. House is a place designed to develop healthy self-esteem, self-empowerment, and
self-awareness through small group interactions, art classes, education, civic engagement, community partnerships, and collaboration. We believe the model for this house will be duplicated in other communities.
We have secured a 3 story building to be rehabbed with the R.I.S.E. girls program on the first floor, the women’s program, and the research institute on the second floor, the retreat center on the third floor, an outdoor garden and walking trails. Our goal is to begin construction in September 2020.
The first phase of the 2020 expansion is:
- Establishing RISE as its own 501(c)(3) organization to help secure funding
for the variety of programs we will offer.
- Securing the permits to begin the renovation of the house, building the raised
beds, fence, and cleaning the area for the garden.
- Fundraisers to assist with the cost of renovations and programming.
The first phase of the project will be completed by October 2020. T
he second phase will begin mid-October.
Our hope is to begin demolition before the winter allowing the work to continue on the inside during the cold months. The timeline is contingent on the dates we receive the town construction permits.
The R.I.S.E. House & Garden Tour
Saturday | July 25th, 2020
Our Fiscal Sponsor Is JCC
1500 Blue Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02126
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Financial donations are tax-deductible.
We have listed several options as examples, but we are grateful for any seed planted in this important project.
Thank you for helping to build the physical house while we endeavor to build self-esteem.