Boston Rising is a fund to end the cycle of poverty in Boston by clearing the way for the next Rising Class.
The Rising Class is a new way of understanding people affected by poverty; it demands a new, people-centered approach to philanthropy. For too long, the conversation has focused on the weaknesses of individuals living in poverty, rather than focusing on their strengths and extraordinary potential for growth. People are not poor. People are rich – full of immense human potential. Because of that, breaking the cycle of poverty is completely doable. All we have to do is keep poverty from being inevitable, one family and one neighborhood at a time.
For more information, visit www.BostonRising.org.