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Announcing rise in the city

rise is excited to announce its first big fundraising event: rise in the city, a fundraiser and art show dedicated to social entrepreneurs in Africa.

Social entrepreneurs are people who create businesses with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change, typically within their local community, taking a community-led development approach to change and improvement.

Dedicating themselves to solving problems in their community, these inspirational entrepreneurs too often do not have access to the funding and skills they need to succeed.  rise seeks to support social entrepreneurs and help them to fulfill their potential.  rise envisions a world where sustainable social enterprises become the norm, and all funds raised through rise in the city will support this mission.

About rise in the city

rise in the city is a unique art event, featuring a competition, exhibit and auction.  500 influencers in architecture, design, and construction will come together to discover how architecture, combined with social enterprise, can solve poverty problems in Africa.

How It Works

Leading artists, designers and architects will create a work of art representing one of 100 blocks of New York City.  100 companies will have the opportunity to get involved by sponsoring one of those same New York City blocks.

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At an exclusive event held on the evening of October 25th, 2017 at Angel Orensaz Foundation in Manhattan, attendees will have the opportunity to view all the incredible artworks and, best of all, the chance to own one for themselves through an exciting auction.

Who you help

100% of proceeds will go directly to the first rise project, God’s Love Centre in Lesotho.

Outside of orphanage

This initial project will provide new accommodation, study, and service facilities for the children at an overcrowded African orphanage in Lesotho, Southern Africa.  In addition to providing better facilities for the orphans, funds will help rise to facilitate industry experts coming to the orphanage to provide training and mentoring. This training and mentoring will help the orphanage to become more self-sustaining by launching income-generating activities.

The project will follow the in loco “hands-on, bottom-up” approach. True to the rise ethos, the local community will be instrumental through this process.

Get involved

Find out more about creating a work of art or sponsoring one of the blocks of NYC on our rise in the city website, at riseinthecity.com.  Tickets are also available to purchase on the rise in the city website for $150, or $120 if purchased before July 31st.

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