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DREAM IT! PLAN IT! BE IT!-Brian Hurd Reaches Out To Our Youth

Brian Hurd, Technical Assistance Program Manager at Rise, released his book DREAM IT! PLAN IT! BE IT!: A Playbook for Today's Youth, in July of 2020.

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About Rise

At Rise, we believe that all St. Louis area neighborhoods should be safe, vibrant, and friendly.

Rise acts as a resource and partner to the community. We bring together non-profit organizations, financial institutions and government that make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.

  • Creating Homes

    Rise is a nonprofit housing developer, development consultant and predevelopment lender.

  • Building Strong Partners

    Rise provides capacity-building technical assistance and training to other nonprofit community development organizations, government agencies and institutions in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

  • Policy and Advocacy

    Rise also plays a leadership role in community development policy and affordable housing advocacy in the region as well as throughout Missouri and Illinois.

  • SHARING INFORMATION

    In addition to being a database and Graphic Information System (GIS) consultant, Rise is both a local and national data partner. We are working to improve the understanding of neighborhood change and create data-driven solutions to local problems.

Rise CDFI Coming Soon!

Rise CDFI is launching at a time where the need for flexible, responsive capital in the St. Louis area has never been greater. Rise CDFI supports Rise’s existing work in some of the region’s most disinvested communities where appraisal gaps prevent traditional lenders from doing business, and a lack of coordinated community-driven plans and investment strategies have perpetuated inefficient and insufficient development. Small and minority-owned contractors also struggle to access flexible, responsive capital to grow their businesses and compete for jobs. Rise CDFI seeks to bring new capital to the table to help bridge the racial wealth gap while strengthening our communities.

Quality housing for everyone

Rise provides affordable housing for the hard-working residents of the St. Louis region who make 60% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI).

We firmly believe that everyone deserves clean, safe and affordable housing. That’s why Rise has provided over 5,000 homes for area residents.

These residents are people from all walks of life. They are teachers, police officers, EMTs, bank tellers, healthcare workers, and others who make up the backbone of our community. They are our friends and neighbors. They should not have to sacrifice when it comes to providing safe homes for their families.