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962 Meals

Provided Weekly to Our Kids

 Tax Exempt 501c3  |  EIN# 27-4569475


These are the people on the ground everyday. Teaching. Feeding. Caring. Thank you!

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They will tell you they were young, idealistic, and clueless when this all started.


We are very thankful for that.

Jit Vaitha

Co-Founder. Chairman.

Jit has three wonderful children with his wife, and Rise's Medical Director, Neha. They live in Boulder, CO.

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Lisana Fidele


Lisana has been director of Rise since the day we opened. She lost her 10-year old in the earthquake of 2010 when his school collapsed.

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Neha Vaitha

Medical Director

Neha is a world-class pediatrician. She received her medical training in Atlanta, GA.

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Lisa Polk

Classroom Director

Lisa is our incredible classroom director.. In charge of developing a curriculum that is age appropriate and high-impact.

Naz Beheshti

Director of Marketing

Naz began her career as the executive assistant for Steve Jobs at Apple. She is an author and executive coach.

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Paul Neary

Chief Financial Officer

Paul is the brains behind a budget that maximizes every dollar at Rise. 

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Opening Day 2011

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Life is never perfect. The conditions to give back are never right.


But the time to give back is today.

 Tax Exempt 501c3  |  EIN# 27-4569475

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