RYSE Programs are designed to provide our youth with the tools to build a better city.

We envision a movement led by young people that ensures dignity for youth, their families, and their communities.

Programming at RYSE is anchored in the belief that young people have the lived knowledge and expertise to identify, prioritize, and direct the activities and services necessary to thrive.

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Our Programs


Education + Justice

Helping youth disrupt the inequitable education and justice systems they navigate daily. Our Education + Justice programming includes Case Management Support, College Access, Hire Up, Justice RYSing, Study Up, and Youth Policy Institute. 


Community Health

Youth need a city that cares about their well-being. Our Community Health programming includes Alphabet Group, Case Management and Individual Counseling Services, Dance Fitness, Grow Your Bites, RYSE Restorative Pathways Project (R2P2), and Tasty Tuesdays. 



Youth Organizing

Organizing and advocating for a better future. RYSE is committed to youth leadership and organizing and supports youth leadership through the Richmond Youth Organizing Team (RYOT).

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Media, Arts, + Culture

Creating art that heals and transforms our city. We elevate youth voice by providing access to industry-standard media equipment and professional development training in the areas of video production, music, visual arts, and performing arts.


What you'll find at RYSE


We lead with love and will always meet youth where they are

98% of members feel safer at RYSE than anywhere else

Recognized as a leading center for Creative Youth Organizing


Named a 2017 Collaborative Partner of the Year

RYSE programs are always free for youth to access

An average of 200 youth are served each month at RYSE


Explore Our Resources

RYSE strives to be a space that meets the needs of Richmond and West Contra Costa County youth. For those who are unable to access the Center or whose needs are beyond the scope of our services, we offer these resources.