About RISE


To ensure all RISE high school students graduate with a plan and the skills and confidence to achieve college and career success.  We partner with Connecticut public high schools to lead statewide networks where school communities work together to use data to learn and improve.

Our Story

The Connecticut RISE Network is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization. In 2015, public school teachers, counselors, and administrators across Connecticut came together with the Dalio Foundation to launch the RISE Network. Sharing the urgent belief that we can do more to help students realize and achieve their full potential, RISE’s founding partners aspired to create a community built by educators, for educators, to advance shared goals to improve students’ college, career, and life outcomes. The idea was relatively simple—if we bring together talented and passionate educators across public school districts, then we can amplify our collective impact for students.

RISE’s aspirations are embodied in our name; as a network, we believe that through new resources, data-driven innovations, improved systems, and educator empowerment, we can help all students succeed.

  1. RESOURCES: Mobilize resources through targeted investments and collaboration.
  2. INNOVATION: Promote data-driven inquiry and innovation in response to shared, complex challenges.
  3. SYSTEMS: Strengthen systems and structures to achieve scalable and sustained impact.
  4. EMPOWERMENT: Empower educators to drive improvements through peer learning and collective responsibility.

The RISE Network represents a collaboration between nine high schools and eight public school districts across Connecticut, reaching over 13,000 students.

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Our Annual Report

Learn more about RISE’s impact and get inspired by compelling stories from our school and district partners.

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