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RISE (Reinforcing the Importance of Support in Education)

RISE

Mission: The RISE program is committed to Reinforcing the Importance of Support in Education by building relationships through passionate service.

Key Principles:

  • We believe all students have potential.
  • We believe rigorous education can empower and achieve this potential.
  • We believe genuine relationship can motivate and direct this potential.
  • We believe all students have the potential to be agents of change in their communities.
  • We believe in collaborating with community partners to identify the needs of the institution.
  • We believe in building long term partnerships between Whitworth University and the community partners

Goals:

  • To meet students where they are at.
  • To provide students with academic and relational support necessary to graduate high school.
  • To challenge students to go beyond their expectations in the pursuit of higher education

2012-2013 Program Impact:

  • During the 2012-2013 academic school year, the social return on investment totaled $11,698.38 in tutoring and mentoring services provided through the RISE program.
  • Key Community Partnerships: Rogers High School, North Central High School, The Community School, Glover Middle School, Holmes Elementary School, Audubon Elementary School, Spokane County Juvenile Court Systems, Nothwood Middle School, Goodwill Industries, Spokane Public Schools and Gonzaga University.
  • The annual data from our Community Partners shows that 71% would strongly agree they would like to continue partnership with the RISE Program, the remaining 29% agreed as well. They also responded that 71% would strongly agree in recommending a partnership with the RISE Program to other organizations, the remaining 29% agreed as well. This data shows considerably positive feedback during the first year of developing community partnerships in addition to a sustainable future.

Become a mentor today! Find out how to get involved by contacting serve@whitworth.edu:

  • Northwood: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
    10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Lunchtime homework help and mentoring
  • Glover: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
    2:30-5 p.m.
    Homework help and games and activities
  • North Central:
    Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
    2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Rogers:
    Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
    Monday –Friday all day
    Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    AVID tutoring and after school mentoring
  • Community School:
    Classroom tutoring
  • Holmes:
    Tuesday/Thursday 3:15-4:15 p.m.
    Homework help and mentoring

If you would like to become a mentor at any of these sites, please stop by the Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement, located in Weyerhaeuser Hall 104, to fill out a background check form.

Claire Hannan

Claire Hannan
Program Manager for Professional Development
channan16@my.whitworth.edu

Carlie Arreola

Carlie Arreola
Rogers High School
carreola17@my.whitworth.edu

Danielle Burris

Danielle Burris
Northwood Middle School
dburris17@my.whitworth.edu

Daniel Geiter

Daniel Geiter
North Central High School
dgeiter17@my.whitworth.edu

Ross Johnson

Ross Johnson
Holmes Elementary School
erikjohnson17@my.whitworth.edu

Ruth Kamm

Ruth Kamm
Eagle Peak School
mkamm16@my.whitworth.edu

Gabrielle Lane

Gabrielle Lane
The Community School
glane17@my.whitworth.edu

Jessica Bondurant

Jessica Bondurant
Sexual Diversity Advocate
jbondurant17@my.whitworth.edu

Contact the Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement


E-mail:
serve@whitworth.edu

Phone:
509.777.4685

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location:
Weyerhaeuser Hall Room #104


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