To change the way young professionals interact and engage with their peers and community.
RISE represents the creative and compassionate spirit of the 915.
Our members know how to give back as much as they kick back.
They are the goal setting, community-building, networking masters that love their town and revel in its possibilities.
RISE is grounded in discovery, connected by social awareness, and curated by the next generation of El Paso's leaders. Our members know that small actions can have big results in their lives and in the lives of others. It's a great time to live in El Paso, and we want to be an integral part of the changes happening in our city!
Last year was an exciting one for us. We honed our networking, public speaking, and personal branding skills with our RISE to the Top series; experienced the future of tech with Boost Human and Fab Lab at our signature What's on Tap hang-outs; restored the Born Learning Trail in Veterans Park; and celebrated the year with our sister network, YLS, at the Holiday Mixer.
Looking to 2020 and beyond, RISE will continue its dedication to inspire new leaders and be the home of unique experiences for young professionals. We want to use the momentum of last year to enhance our members' experiences, and seek out new opportunities to make our community a better place for all El Pasoans. Most importantly, we want our members to feel fulfilled in their personal and professional journeys.
I challenge each of our members to take reins and inspire many other young professionals to build long-lasting change in our city. We’re proud of the positive impact our organization has made, and are excited to witness our network of leaders make El Paso stronger - together!
RISE Advisory Board Chair
RISE is committed to reshaping El Paso for the better using the talents of its youngest professionals. RISE is the best platform for early-career workers (ages 21-30) to take action and experience hands-on volunteering projects with their peers.
RISE brings people together to learn, laugh, and share ideas. Our members enjoy access to exclusive hang-outs and happy-hours that allow them to flex their networking skills and build lifelong relationships.
RISE will be the home for El Paso's vibrant collective of young professionals looking to advance social and personal change everywhere under the star.
Being in RISE really helped me come out of my shell.
With each event or project that I've participated in, I feel like I've gotten more comfortable with getting out there and meeting new people
Person, RISE Member
I decided to become an active member of RISE to meet up and coming civic leaders who were interested in being involved with the community. In just a year, I have met individuals involved through United Way's RISE and the El Paso Young Leaders Society (YLS) programs who have inspired and encouraged me to continue participating. I continue to learn from this pool of talented professionals and feel the need to share with other rising young professionals how important it is to get more involved and give back to El Paso.
Jose G. De La Cruz, RISE Affiliate