Since its inception in 1993, 170 Project RISE students have attended 4-year colleges. Among them are:
Central Connecticut State University
George Washington University
Grambling State University
Morgan State University
University of Maryland
University of New Hampshire
The earlier we can get involved with students, the more effective the program can be and the greater the chance for students' success.
More than 60% of our students return each summer, and more than 35% have been in the program 3 years or more.
60% of students enrolled in the program reside in single female-headed households.
Students come from a diverse pool of academic environments, including but not limited to:
85% of students in the program will be first generation college students
Many graduates of the program have returned to work as site directors, site coordinators, teachers, counselors, and peer tutors.
Project RISE sees the impact that its programs have on its students.
High school students who participate in the academic year Saturday morning prep program have increased their overall standardized test scores by as much as 200 points.
More than 60% of students who attend the Summer Program return to their respective schools and earn honor roll level grades. Many have advanced by nearly a year ahead of their classmates particularly in the subjects of Math and English.
90% of the students who attend the program graduate high school.