RISE Collaborative

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The Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color is committing $10 million into a three-year collaborative, the RISE (Research, Integration, Strategy and Evaluation) Collaborative for Boys and Men of Color. The effort identifies and targets the needs of black, Latino, American-Indian, and Asian-American boys and men in four areas: education, health, criminal justice, and economic opportunity and workforce development.

RISE will support better links among researchers, evaluators, educators, and community activists to share knowledge, sponsor new research and evaluation projects to identify solutions to problems faced by boys of color, and build a web portal to house related research and tools to establish a virtual community.

The Atlantic Philanthropies, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Annie E. Casey Foundation have agreed to invest $8.5 million into this $10 million effort.

Foundations Form Initiative to Address Needs of Boys of Color.” Education Week 2/18/2015