Advance @ RISE (Ages 6 – 13)

Program goals include: helping refugee and immigrant students succeed academically in elementary and middle school with a particular focus on literacy; providing opportunities for identity exploration; encouraging healthy movement, play, and social interaction; and preparing students for the transition to young adulthood.

  • These programs are free for all students to attend.

  • In partnership with the Food Bank of Central New York, we provide snacks or a hot meal to all who attend. 

  • Transportation is available for both locations. 

Advance @ RISE programs provide academic support and enrichment for students in grades 1 - 8.

Advance After School

Advance After School runs during the school year, Monday – Thursday, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at our locations on the Southside and Northside of Syracuse, NY. 

Advance Summer

Advance Summer is a 5-week summer program that runs from Monday – Thursday, 1 – 4 pm at locations on the Southside and Northside of Syracuse, NY.

To volunteer or enroll, contact Education Program Coordinator Ali Adan at or call 315-214-4480. For more information and program updates, follow RISE’s Education Team on Instagram @RISE.ED, and use the #RISEAdvance!

Participants in RISE Advance Programs in 2019
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