ABOUT RISE INSTITUTE

Directors' Welcome,

 

Founded in 1986, RISE is a non-public school that specializes in working with at-risk children who have been identified in need of psycho-educational therapeutic intervention. Our individualized and intense academic setting provides a safe, structured learning environment. Our students need the attention we provide through small classes and access to one-on-one instruction.

 

Our program provides a unique curriculum created around the Re-Education format, which stresses the importance of individualized and developmentally-based activities. This model also addresses our students need to have hands-on experiences in woodwork, ceramics, dance, music, movement and role-play. To further compliment this philosophy, we have a vocational training site in Sonoma where students participate in learning construction skills and other job-related activities. This venue also gives our students an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Sonoma county through full, structured outdoor activities which serve to develop appropriate social interaction, teamwork and communication skills.

 

RISE understands that to truly serve our students in the most effective manner possible, it's imperative to work with the entire family. We offer family therapy, group therapy and one-on-one counseling with a specialized activity-oriented treatment program.

 

Our goal is to help students realize their full potential, becoming healthy, productive, individuals contributing to our community. Since our inception, many of our graduates have gone on to higher education and gainful employment. We nurture this career-oriented attitude by providing vocational training, as well as partnering with community businesses to give our students a head start in creating their place in the work force through our workability program.

Sincerely,

 



 

Elvia Martinez, Director

Our Philosophy

Our goal is to help students realize their full potential, becoming healthy, productive, individuals contributing to our community. Since our inception in 1986, many of our graduates have gone on to higher education and gainful employment. We nurture this career-oriented attitude by providing vocational training, as well as partnering with community businesses to give our students a head start in creating their place in the work force through our workability program.

 

Most importantly, our graduates gain the skills to successfully maintain positive relationships with family, friends and society.

Our History

RISE Institute was founded in San Francisco in 1986 by partners Elvia Martinez and Robert Fredericks.  Elvia and Bob formed their partnership while working together at a Non-Public School.

Our first student graduated high school in 1987.

 

In 2000 RISE Institute added a Sonoma campus to provide an outdoor environment where students can participate in structured outdoor activities that serve to develop appropriate social interaction, teamwork and communication skills. 

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