The Radow Institute for Social Equity’s (RISE) mission is to conduct scholarship that creates pathways to expanding opportunities for equity across diverse populations; fosters community engagement and dialogue around issues of social justice and racial inequality; and develops tomorrow’s leaders to combat social, economic, and political inequities. The goal for RISE is to be an international destination for a broad spectrum of active scholars and educators who work together to develop strategies to advance social justice and equity. RISE is committed to diverse scholarship and grantsmanship focused on developing sustainable solutions that address the most pressing social challenges, and lead to long lasting community impact.
To earn grants that support research and interventions to address our most pressing social problems (i.e., gender, income, and racial inequality; housing insecurity and the unhoused; unemployment, health equity and access to healthcare, etc.)
To secure foundation funding to underwrite faculty’s and students’ engagement in research and service focused on solving contemporary issues related to social equity.
To conduct research, develop policy briefs, and host symposia/lectures that disseminate faculty scholarship in ways that connect to and impact changemakers and policymakers.