Become a Groundbreaker

Become a Groundbreaker
Each of the new communities waiting for the arrival of the Rise Youth Development Program needs a GroundBreaker—a visionary sponsor willing to invest the $20,000 needed to break ground in that community and unlock the potential of the students living there. GroundBreakers help us to assess and choose a community, hire and train new program staff, and create and implement new program infrastructure.

As a GroundBreaker…

  • You will receive regular updates and notes from the students in your community.
  • A plaque recognizing your generosity will be installed at CoEd’s Education Center.
  • You will have the opportunity to cut the ribbon and inaugurate the Rise Program at your sponsored community by traveling on a CoEd project tour.


Rise Program Communities