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Rise Up & Care Awards Expansion Grants to Six Local Organizations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Atlanta, GA based organization Rise Up & Care is pleased to announce the awards of expansion grants to six local organizations in the marginalized communities (favelas) of Rio de Janeiro.

<p>Atlanta, GA - The Atlanta, GA based organization Rise Up &amp; Care is pleased to announce the awards of expansion grants to six local organizations in the marginalized communities (favelas) of Rio de Janeiro. Rise Up &amp; Care expansion grants allow each organization to further their successful work with young people. All these organizations have been engaged for more than a decade in activities that use performance to inspire youth.</p> <p>The organizations receiving awards are Miratus Badminton Association in Chacrinha (Jacarepagu&aacute;), N&oacute;s do Morro in Vidigal, Cinema Nosso in Lapa, Crescer e Viver in Pra&ccedil;a Onze, Jongo da Serrinha in Madureira, and Redes de Mar&eacute; in Mar&eacute;. Each organization was selected after an extensive vetting process including multiple personal visits of the Rise Up &amp; Care directors.</p> <p>&ldquo;All of the news coming out of Brazil right now is negative from Zika to corruption to recession. However, at the ground level there is a lot of great news in Rio de Janeiro with an expanding civil society and some of the most impressive local social organizations and courageous leaders that we have ever encountered.&rdquo; said Kirk Bowman, Rise Up &amp; Care Co-founder.</p> <p>&ldquo;All of these organizations are inspirational and motivational with innovative and creative local leaders and a long track record of success. Rise Up &amp; Care is proud to partner with these world-class organizations.&rdquo; said Jon Wilcox, Rise Up &amp; Care Co-founder.</p> <p>All these organizations are directed by established leaders with a long record of successfully transforming the lives of young people. Each organization uses high-level performance in sports, education, or the performing arts to motivate and train young people in their communities.</p> <p>About City Rise Up &amp; Care</p> <p>Rise Up &amp; Care is a 501c3 non-profit that identifies and invests in successful local organizations in developing communities that use high-level performance to transform the lives of young people and their communities. Rise Up &amp; Care uses film and media to inspire the world through the transformational stories of our local partners. The Rise Up &amp; Care innovative model is the subject of this TEDx Talk <strong><a href="https://youtu.be/W51BsasAx8I">https://youtu.be/W51BsasAx8I</a></strong></p> <p>For more information about Rise Up &amp; Care and their local partners in Rio de Janeiro, please visit: <strong><a href="http://www.riseup.care">http://www.riseup.care</a></strong></p> <p>Contact:<br />Kirk Bowman<br />Rise Up &amp; Care director<br />Email: Kirk@riseup.care</p>

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