The Rise Young Professionals
The Rise Young Professionals go far beyond providing networking opportunities for our members. We strive to use our diverse educational and professional backgrounds to provide tangible resources for communities to use to help them grow. We have assisted in New Markets Tax Credit applications, produced a strategic marketing plan for the St. Louis Place and JeffVanderLou neighborhoods, and volunteered for many community-based initiatives in neighborhoods that have been marginalized at both systemic and institutional levels. We strive to help our board members understand and further develop cultural competence because we understand the importance of having our membership reflect the needs of the diverse city we live in. Recently we have created a new committee geared towards studying diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) which collaborates with Rise Community Development to help assess their own outlook on the issue.
We are successful and undertake these types of projects because we attract dedicated individuals that are passionate about making a difference. Get involved with us if you share this passion for equitable community development and engagement!
Big thanks to all of our sponsors for Trivia & Chill 2019!