help stop violence
and Economic Empowerment
We are a group of 7 young entrepreneurs born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. We started Rise Collection because we want to break the cycle of poverty and violence in our neighborhoods. Instead of becoming another statistic, we choose to become entrepreneurs. Each one of us will pull another person in our family or community up as well. We are choosing a bright future over going down the wrong path. Please help us BREAK THE CYCLE by supporting our apparel line Rise Collection!
“I love this program it teaches me a lot and prepares me for life as far as learning how to be a business partner, the importance of being on Time, and keeping your word.” – Marcus Taylor, 19, Graduate of Ace Technical ’18
“I like coming to this class every week because it helps me prepare for the future. I’ve learned to invest in myself before I invest in anything else.” – Mohogony Young, 17, student at Johnson College Prep class of ‘19