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RISE is Seeking Board Members

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RISE Seeking Board Members
RISE Seeking Board Members


  • Must be committed to serving a minimum of 4 hours a month, this includes 1 hour monthly board meeting
  • Must have an understanding or interest in learning about gun violence and its impacts on communities of color
  • Previous nonprofit board experience and/or professional experience that will support the organization’s success and growth


  • Meaningful Connections
  • Healing Retreats
  • Professional Development
  • Credibility & Reputation
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Make a Real Difference

Call To Action

The loss of a parent is an immensely distressing experience, particularly for a child. Traumatic grief goes beyond the scope of normal grief caused by natural circumstances, deeply impacting an individual’s well-being. When a member of our community falls victim to a bullet, the repercussions extend indefinitely, potentially affecting future generations if there is a lack of adequate support and investment in the lives of those affected by trauma.

In the face of this epidemic of gun violence, it is crucial for all of us to step up and embrace a comprehensive approach that integrates both public health strategies and holistic methods to facilitate healing and community support.

Every child deserves to live a life free from the scourge of violence and the burden of fear.

Who We Are

Resilient In Sustaining Empowerment (RISE) is an organization dedicated to offering crucial assistance to marginalized communities that have been profoundly affected by gun violence. Specifically, RISE focuses on children who have lost a parent to gun violence, as well as their mothers or caregivers and families.

RISE provides a wide range of tools and resources aimed at

  • facilitating trauma recovery,
  • promoting healing-centered engagement,
  • fostering positive identity development,
  • supporting professional growth, and
  • offering grief support.

By addressing the multifaceted needs of those impacted by gun violence, RISE plays a vital role in helping these individuals and families navigate the challenges they face and empowering them to heal and thrive.