Rise High is grateful and honored for the Ceremonial Resolution presented by the City Council of the City of Schenectady, introduced by Councilwoman Leesa L. Perazzo.

Our Executive Director, Dr. Omayra Padilla De Jesús, received the Resolution on behalf of the great team that makes Rise High possible. A beautiful representation of the Rise High team was present. Thanks to our founder and funder, The Little Family Foundation, for their generosity and support. Thanks to our academic partners, who have opened their door to us from Day 1, SUNY Schenectady County Community College and Clarkson University Graduate School. Thanks to our mentors and educators, who invest their time and talents to helping shape and guide our youth. Thanks to the families and students who believe in us – two families representing our 7th and 8th graders were present. Last, but not least, Dr. Padilla De Jesús recognize the unconditional support of her family (husband, three daughters, and mother).

Thank you, City Council and City of Schenectady. We are proud of the community that we are in, and it is our commitment to serve you.