December 2014 - RISE was born from an opportunity to speak for the staff members of the Texas State University F.A.C.E.S. Program about Healthy Helping Habits


 April 2015 - The organization becomes Non-Profit Incorporated in the State of Texas.


 June 2015 - Resources Inspiring Success and Empowering grows to provide Career Readiness through the Take the Job program to the women living in Bridges Safehouse maternity shelter.


March  2016 - Our Founder was awarded the Woman In Action Award by the Women's Empowerment Foundation.


July 2016 - RISE achieves tax-exempt status through the federal government and is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


2017- RISE serves over 200 youth and 30 young adults through speaking, mentoring and community service.


July 2018- RISE is awarded a vendor contract to provide Pre-Employment Transition Services to clients of the Texas Workforce Commission.


recent programs

We are currently running two unique programs designed to encourage success in the lives of both the professional and foster youth/alumni.

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Our Founder

mission & vision

to bridge the disparity gap between the transitioning young adult and the community through education, mentorship, outreach and awareness.

Natasha Bostic

Community Engagement Partner


Her background in working with teens and expertise in Human Resources contributes to the diversity and collaborative nature of our organization..

volunteering

Are you looking for ways to get involved in your community? R.I.S.E. participates in at least five volunteer opportunities each year. We also have corporate volunteer opportunities. CLICK HERE

RENIKA ATKINS MSW, B.S.

​EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER

our History

Your greatest achievement in life is not when you have reached success but when you have RISEN above your circumstances that surround you.


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