If you ask either staff members or community volunteers what first attracted them to ARISE, the majority will say it was the programs. It's through these classes that residents learned how to drive, women learned to make crafts and sell them as a source of income, men & women studied to take the citizenship exam, and community members learn to live healthier lives. This participation helps women begin to better know their neighbors and themselves. Every year we evaluate our programs to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our communities. Our current classes include: health support group, relaxation, English, citizenship, and alternative medicine. ARISE South Tower also founded the first community PTA in the nation. South Tower PTA Comunitario has been going strong for 5 years, and has helped start other PTAs in the area.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
ARISE believes that children need to be exposed to different opportunities at an early age. Over the years, we have been able to offer various classes to children that focus on improving their self-esteem and self-knowledge. Through creative activities children are able to better understand their emotions and how to deal with them.