// We Are
RISE (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality) is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Through partnerships and programs, we inspire leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality.
// RISE COMMUNITY NEWS
America East #3Pillars Academy: Interview with RISE CEO Diahann Billings-Burford
RISE Podcast with Adia Barnes, Head Coach, University of Arizona Women's Basketball
Lutes Welcome RISE to Campus
RISE Podcast with Dr. David Wall Rice, Morehouse College
RISE Podcast with Tommie Harris, former all-pro NFL defensive tackle and Jahmeilla Hunter, Prairie View A&M student
RISE Podcast with Amy Huchthausen, Commissioner, America East Conference
// BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH BASKETBALL DETROIT
See the impact of Building Bridges Through Basketball - a 10-week program that brings local youth and law enforcement together with basketball programming and hands-on learning focused on leadership, conflict resolution, identity and diversity, designed to break barriers and strengthen communities. RISE partnered with the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) and S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center to produce the second season of Building Bridges Through Basketball Detroit, which concluded in January 2019.