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RISING Student Spotlight: Holnac

DECEMBER 2019

With unemployment soaring and political turmoil currently crippling the country, opportunities are hard to come by, but Holnac is working hard in hopes of creating a better life for himself and his family

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RISING Student Spotlight: Diemsonn Victor

DECEMBER 2019

The other day RISING Director Josh Gray had the chance to catch up with Diemsonn Victor. Diemsonn is a regular at the RISING resource center, and after waiting for a long time he finally received a scholarship this past summer.

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Why We're Not Sharing Images of Kids in Huts

NOVEMBER 2019

These are the youth of Haiti, and poverty has stripped them of the opportunities most of us take for granted.

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Peyi Lok: “The country is locked.”

OCTOBER 2019

While many schools and businesses are temporarily closed down due to protests in Haiti, Josh and Beth Gray, RISING Haiti's Co-directors, sat down with RISING students to understand their unique perspectives on hope in difficult circumstances.

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By the Sea

SEPTEMBER 2019

There is dignity and pride in how Mona carefully prepared her children for their photos so that the world can see what she sees—children who are worthy, beautiful, and deserving of the chance for an education.

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Important Conversations

AUGUST 2019

By having conversations about relationships, culture, health, and politics, we can more holistically help our students to lean into their aspirations, achieve their goals, and discover who they were created to be.

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Dedication

AUGUST 2019

It's not easy, but through these challenges, we see the true dedication and determination of RISING students.

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The Courage to Dream

JULY 2019

RISING is not just about making sure students get a basic education. It is also about encouraging their creative spirit and giving them the opportunity to thrive.

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This Would Not Stop Elie

JUNE 2019

Last summer, Elie was sitting at home wondering what his future would be like. He never could've imagined where he'd be just one year later.

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Bridging the Gap

JUNE 2019

Imagine that for a moment, to work tirelessly for your family, to want something as simple as an education for your children, and still not have the resources to bridge the gap.

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