RISE Campaigns

The second phase of the Charleston RISE fellowship program harnesses the education advocates’ passion for excellent schools and their newly expanded knowledge of educational issues to begin as they begin taking meaningful action and strengthening their leadership skills.

Specifically, parent advocates spearhead team projects in the Charleston community designed to make excellent schools a reality and. These projects, which are designed and selected by the fellows, have ranged from building a parent advocacy program to be implemented through churches, to generating local support for high-quality public schools in North Charleston.


School Board Accountability

The campaign project will design, implement and manage a report card where key votes are scored and reported to the public. The purpose of this project is to hold the current school board accountable to help improve student outcomes


Faith-Leaders Outreach

This campaign project will engage faith leaders and leverage their influence to ensure the faith community becomes more actively engaged in the effort to improve Charleston County schools.


Data and Community Awareness

This campaign project will focus on public information sharing and participating in community events. We aim to engage between 5,000 - 10,000 local community members to educate them about the current performance of students, especially African-American students in CCSD and encourage them to demand change


High-Quality Middle Schools in N. Charleston

This campaign will provide the parental voice and advocacy support to develop high-quality middle schools in N. Charleston.