ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Transforming the lives of current and former foster youth
By collaborating with a network of volunteers, social workers, foster agencies, individuals, foundations, and corporations, Together We Rise has been able to change the lives of a record-breaking number of children in the foster care system. This is accomplished through the provision of pivotal, crucial, and unprecedented resources including, but not limited to, the following: Sweet Cases (replacing the trash bags traditionally given to foster youth with brand-new duffle bags filled with basic needs and comfort items), bicycles, skateboards, Birthday Boxes, Superhero Boxes, STEM Boxes, annual sibling reunification events, teen shopping sprees, holiday stocking campaigns, Back-to-School Packs, full-tuition scholarships to both four-year and vocational institutions, mentorship, emergency financial support for at-risk youth, and much more.
It is important to remember that foster youth are not involved in the system through any fault of their own. These children are forced to survive at the intersection of most of the world's major social issues: Homelessness, poverty, food insecurity, human trafficking, mass incarceration, environmental injustice, and more. By providing unprecedented access to pivotal resources and services, we commit ourselves to enacting a measurable change amongst this highly vulnerable community.
The mission of Together We Rise is to transform the way youth navigate the foster care system in America.