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RISE (Reinforcing the Importance of Support in Education)


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 students and help them achieve this potential.
  • We believe genuine relationship can motivate and direct each student's 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 its community partners.


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

Current RISE Sites

Become a mentor at the following schools:

  • Holmes Elementary School
  • Audubon Elementary School 
  • Glover Middle School
  • Northwood Middle School
  • North Central High School
  • Spark Central
  • Girl Scouts Lego Robotics Clubs 


For more information, stop by the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement, located in Weyerhaeuser Hall 104, or email  

Nadia Sarfraz
Program Manager