R.A.I.S.E. (Raising African American Awareness in a School and Social Environment)

R.A.I.S.E., sponsored by Queen City Foundation, was founded during the 1989-90 school year by students from independent schools in the Greater Cincinnati Area. The group was developed among students from Cincinnati Country Day School, St. Ursula Academy, St. Xavier High School, The Seven Hills School, The Summit Country Day School, and Ursuline Academy, who identified specific needs that were lacking, specific to sensitivity, and support for, African American Students.

The purpose of R.A.I.S.E. is to develop and promote programs and activities that further communication, socialization, and academic achievement among the students. Its mission is to effect positive institutional change in the participating schools with regard to African American issues, cultural awareness, student retention, and counseling. The group encourages the development of curriculum that encompasses the black experience, and African, as well as African American, contributions to history and civilization.

R.A.I.S.E. activities include outreach and educational programs such as Youth Leadership Conference, Summer Job Fair operated by Youth Employment services, assisting with Queen City Foundation Independent School Fair, promoting a parent support group and publishing an annual Newsletter.

R.A.I.S.E  Student Program (9th – 12th grade) meetings

Location :XU Campus Schott Hall building ,1496 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45207

December 14,2016 at 6pm -8pm Holiday XU Admission

January 11,2017 RAISE meeting XU Admission

March 8,2016  RAISE meeting XU Admission

April 5,2016  RAISE meeting XU Admission

Teen Diversity Summit October 1,2016 at Saint Ursula Academy 1pm – 4pm

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