Welcome to our May Newsletter!

We wanted to start this months newsletter by thanking our community partners. They offer tremendous support and services to our communities and play a big part in our student success.

Phoenix/Mesa Partners

  • UMOM
  • Paz De Christo
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • Hope Outreach Ministry
  • Streets of Joy
  • A New Leaf
  • Saint Vincent De Paul
  • Holy Temple Church of God in Christ
  • True Holiness Church
  • First Presbyterian Church

Tucson Partners

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran
  • Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
  • First Southern Baptist Church
  • Pima County Juvenile Court
  • Grace Temple Baptist Church
  • Refugee Resource Center

Learn More About Our Community Partners

Congratulations To Our Tucson Student For Earning The YOTO Scholarship!

We had a YOTO (Youth On Their Own) student that graduated in December from RISE UP Tucson and she was selected as one of the 2021-2022 Scholarship recipients! Their $5,000 award will be available starting July 1st, 2021 for college, congratulations!

We also wanted to share that RISE UP by Eastpointe High School is looking to create a new design for our program. Please click on the link below to give your feedback on which design concept you like. Do you have a design you would like to add? You can create your own design concept as well. Click the link below to get started.

Design Feedback Form


RISE UP Phoenix Updates: 

RISE UP South Phoenix welcomes our new students!

  • Joshua C.
  • Jade G.
  • Angel H.
  • Lisa J.
  • Andrea P.
  • Jose P.
  • Yonni R.
  • Jalynn Y.
  • Taylor S.

RISE UP Mesa Updates! 

This month was busy!

A huge WELCOME to the new Mesa/Tempe students joining the RISE UP family! We’re so excited for your future!!!

  • Angel H.
  • Keyana A.
  • Nicholas C.
  • Nicholas P.

We are excited to announce that we moved into our new location at First Presbyterian Church (161 North Mesa Drive) and made lots of new community friends!

RISE UP Tucson Updates! 

We would like to welcome two new students to the Downtown Tucson Rise up family!

  • Leo Torres
  • Carlos McDowell

We are excited about having the opportunity to guide these young men in achieving their goals academically and beyond.


We would like to give a big shout out to Mr. Arredondo for keeping up the good work and his effort in continuing to build his career.

  • Christian G. – thank you for re-engaging and getting back on track.
  • Brandon C. – thank you for getting back on track, keep up the great work.
  • Jake G. – this student had three referrals this month, we appreciate you letting people know about RISE UP!
  • Davion W. – also had a referral this month, thank you for spreading the word bout RISE UP!


Tempe Outstanding Students of the Week

The following students completed an outstanding number of lessons and activities and stood out as student of the week throughout the month.

  • Week 1 – Anthony H., Charles K.
  • Week 2 – Ramiro P.
  • Week 3 – Jeremiah S.
  • Week 4 – Anthony H.

Shout outs to students who completed classes during the month of May!

  • Jessica M.
  • Alaja C.
  • Indyjah W.
  • Ramiro P.
  • Anthony H.
  • Jeremiah S.
  • Amir B.
  • Lucille G.
  • Marisol G.
  • Ramiro P.

Student of the Month!


  • Student/s of the month for South Phoenix are Derek W. & Christian G. Congratulations to these students and I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Keep up the good work!


  • RISE UP Mesa would like to recognize Anthony H. as our May student of the month! Anthony is a self-motivated high school senior who has a young child and works many hours a week but still dedicates himself to school. Anthony completed the most activities out of all of our RISE UP students in May and completed a class! Congratulations Anthony!


  • Rise up Downtown Tucson would like to announce Israel H. as our May student of the month! Israel constantly exceeds the expectations of his learning plan and has completed more activities this month than any other Rise up Downtown student. Israel is a junior and has only one class left to graduate this June! We are so proud of Israel and look forward to your success in all of your future endeavors. Congratulations Israel!


Eastpointe High School Phoenix will be hosting a movie night! We will be sharing information about this event in the coming weeks so be on the look out for more information.


Do you know anyone who would thrive with Eastpointe High School’s RISE UP program?

Do you know any student who is underserved or at risk, who would benefit from our RISE UP program? Please reach out to our staff here at Eastpoint High School to learn more. Please call 602-562-0335 or contact on of our locations!