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About Us

We believe if you do what you love; you’ll never work a day in your life, why not also help others too?With a void in programs focused on the passion, and talents  of young adults ages 18-35 , we provide a workforce and economic development program that focuses on the passion of young people in order to tackle disparities within disadvantaged communities. Rising Sons encourages our members to seek, identify and pursue their future professional passions through rigorous personal/professional development while rebuilding the communities they live in.    

Our History

Rising Sons began on February 12th, 2007 as a small discussion group within the Black and Latino male population on the campus of Ursinus College.  It was created to address the lack of support and unity among underprivileged minorities at Ursinus College.   The intention was to build leaders, begin an open sense of community, promote “brotherhood”, enhance social and professional skills and expound upon one’s perspective of self-worth and capability. We pursued community service, campus events, fundraisers, and collective academic success as means of supporting each other and affecting our environment in ways that favored our needs and desires. As the group began to develop and acquire more members, the focus also began to change. The members saw the potential of the group to be a positive force in the community and began to develop outreach programs such as feeding the homeless in Center City, Philadelphia, clothing and canned food drives, and sponsoring a holiday extravaganza for young children residing in nearby impoverished neighborhoods.     

Our Mission

Rising Sons mission is to hone in the skills, talents and passion of young adults ages 18-35 to transform disadvantage communities.  We believe if you do what you love, you’ll  never work another day in your life; but why not do what you love while also helping others?  Rising Sons help our members find seek and pursue their future endeavors through their personal attributes while rebuilding the communities they live in. 

Our Vision

To Build economic prosperity in disadvantage communities. Rising Sons believe that education and career achieve is important, however, in order to sustain or achievements for ourselves and our communities, there is a need for economic development within low income communities. Although there are many who have  came from these neighbors and achieve economic wealth, they have left their neighborhoods sustainable contributions to assist the community in which they came from. Rising Sons plans on creating generation wealth that with transform these neighborhoods into thriving communities. 

contact us

  • If you have a problem or a complaint with a Rising Sons program, you should contact the Program Director, whose information can be found on the program page (program list).  If the problem is not related to a specific program, or you cannot settle the issue with the Program Director, you can notify the Rising Sons Executive office.