Rise creates community through culture. Rise helps build, mentor and inspire in under-resourced areas around the world. Reframing philanthropy by moving beyond "giving back" to working with, inspiring, and connecting with people from within the communities we are working.
As more and more humans are forced to flee their homes because of social, environmental, and economic unease; as urban environments grow and change; as cities spring up in precarious locations, we believe that physical space holds the key to creating strong communities.
Our goal in Uganda is to change the refugee experience by offering solutions, programming, and public spaces created, built and led by refugees themselves. By involving locals from host countries and refugees in co-creating solutions to this crisis, we enable them with tools, dignity, and inspiration.
As the ones most deeply affected by forced migration, locals and refugees hold relevant knowledge and insight as to how to best create sustainable models of survival, economic opportunity and governance.
Our team has decades of on-the-ground expertise working with populations of under-resourced communities around the globe. To find the most innovative and compassionate solutions to today's most pressing issues, we work in collaboration with local governments, international NGOs, designers, social entrepreneurs, bridge-builders and wall-breakers, dreamers, and doers.
Rise leads, financial support, resources and mentoring come largely from the Habitas member Family.