Partnering to serve more Lowell youth

We’re honored to be the recipient of a $10,000 grant from NETSCOUT’s Heart of Giving Program in partnership with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation! This support will enable us to increase the number of youth in foster care in Lowell area we will be able to give the chance to try new activities, pursue a passion or achieve their educational goals. Thank you, NETSCOUT, …

Scholarship Opportunity

We’re now accepting applications for our annual Mercedes Legacy of Smiles Scholarship. In memory of Rise Above’s co-founder, Mercedes Ramirez-Newkirk, we are excited to offer a $1,500 award to one student who will be enrolled in college during the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship is designed to reward an individual who has spent time in the Massachusetts foster care system and …

Annual Comedy Show raises more than $21,000 for Rise Above’s mission

More than 200 supporters joined us for a night of laughter, games, raffles and great food. The event raised over $21,000 for kids in foster care! Thank you James’ Breakfast and More, SEIU Local 509, Enlightened Interventions, LLC, PS Event Rentals, Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, Reliant Medical Group and Milford National Bank for your generous support!