Press Links

Our community is growing stronger each time we share resources and participate in direct action. Below, you will find several links, videos, articles, and donation drive fliers that have been circulated since our inception. Enjoy!

Nonprofit Notes: RISE invites you to dinner

Reno Gazette Journal

Every Saturday, The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality hosts a community potluck in the parking lot of the Community Assistance Center. Read More

Jounda Strong: The Time and Courage to Create Daisies

Our Town Reno

When Jounda Strong finds out art she’s been preparing for an upcoming invitational show needs to be about “Panic!”, a directive theme she forgot about, she knows how to rebound. She’s been through … Read More

Waldorf Students Helping the Homeless – Nevada Sage Waldorf School

Nevada Sage Waldorf Students

Waldorf Students Helping the Homeless by Britney Murkovich (Zoe’s mom) You can’t fake these smiles! Ms. Barber’s grades 3/4 class was once again honored to cook for and serve meals to our homeless neighbors through RISE (Reno Initiative for Shelter Equality) this past Saturday, May 21. The children helped feed over 200 people! WOW! RISE is a … Read More

HUD Grants To City Address Affordable Housing

This is Reno

Federal grants for housing will provide an additional 387 affordable housing rental units to the area and will help operate the homeless center. Read More

Ben Castro and RISE: Helping Volunteers Help the Houseless

Our Town Reno

This past Saturday, the sun broke through days of steady rain, as volunteers and organizations served healthy, home cooked food to hundreds of people in need in the Reno community Read More

Depoali Donation Day Flyer.pdf

Depoali Middle School

Leadership students will sort through your donations and get them to a local organization that could use them. Read More

Homeless to be active in 4th Street celebration

KOLO News Now 8

The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) will host their dinner during the celebration. Read More

The PLANista – April 2016

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

The PLANista – April 2016 See what’s been happening at PLAN We Need Nine Stacey Shinn from PLAN, Annette Magnus from BattleBorn Progress and Assemblyman Elliot Anderson represented Nevada in Washington DC on April 5th for a day of action on #WeNeedNine. Representatives from nine states traveled to t… Read More

Reno Initiative of Shelter and Equality History

Reno Sparks Neighborhoods

Since July, 2012 RISE has been a hands-on giving project that we believe mirrors the true spirit of Reno. Three Saturdays a month, our team invites volunteers throughout the community to cook their favorite recipes, and together we serve dinner and distribute clothing to hundreds of locals without a home. Read More

ASUN Spotlight- RISE – ASUN

Associated Students of the University of Nevada

Looking for an opportunity to be actively involved in the welfare of our community and help those in need? RISE might be the match for you. The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE), is a nonprofit organization right here in Reno, who are acting to cultivate a greater sense of dignity and humility in… Read More

Reno homeless count finds 59 youth living on the streets

Reno Gazette Journal

Nevada Youth Empowerment Project counted the number of homeless youth Jan. 28. Read More

Streetsmart 4 Youth

Community Foundation of Western Nevada

To support charities assisting at-risk youth and increase public awareness of youth homelessness, the Community Foundation created Streetsmart 4 Youth, a dynamic fundraising campaign with over 30 local restaurants. Streetsmart 4 Youth 2015 raised $14,196.06! Streetsmart 4 Youth will run throughout O… Read More

Rise & Dine turns four – 15 Minutes – Opinions

Reno News and Review

Local non-profit RISE is coming up on four years of service in the Reno community. Read More

2015 KOLOCares Pillars Partners Announced

KOLO News Now 8

Six northern Nevada non-profit organizations were selected as Pillar Partners of KOLO-TV’s community-enriching KOLOCares initiative. Read More

RISE Feeds 300 Homeless

KOLO News Now 8

The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality, known as RISE, fed more than 300 homeless people Saturday. Read More

Streetsmart 4 Youth Raises Money for Homeless Through Today

KOLO News Now 8

Dozens of local restaurants are joining together to raise money for our area’s homeless youth. Read More

Reno City Council’s Treatment of the Homeless Generates Criticism

Jose Olivares

(Originally written on Nov. 2, 2015. Part of a longer piece on gentrification and homeless people in Reno. Stay tuned fo… Read More

Amplify Relations adopts RISE as its holiday charity

Amplify Relations

This holiday season Amplify Relations is adopting the Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) as its holiday charity. RISE, a 501(c)(3), is a volunteer-only organization that works to care … Read More

Lisa Ann Ruggiero – Obituary

Legacy com

Reno resident, Lisa Ann (Kuhn) Ruggiero, 52, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Renown Hospital, Reno, Nevada. She was born on October 26, 1962 in Norfolk, Virginia to Richard and Teresa (Dorman) Kuhn. Read More

31 local restaurants help homeless youth in Washoe county

News 4

There are 3,550 homeless youth in Washoe County, according to district officials and you can help them by simply dining out in October and November. Read More

UNR Students Give up Last Saturday to Give Back

KOLO News Now 8

Many University of Nevada, Reno students are taking advantage of their last weekend of summer vacation, but instead of heading to the lake or barbecuing with friends, one group of students spent Saturday giving back. Read More

RISE Brings Homeless and Community Together with Food

KOLO News Now 8

RISE is group that makes home cooked meals for the homeless three times a week. RISE is also a KOLO Cares pillar partner. Read More

Six Reno Businesses Now Accepting Cyberspace Money

KOLO News Now 8

It’s a currency that was designed for use online, but now bitcoin has gone mainstream. Read More

How bitcoin is affecting Reno businesses

Reno Gazette Journal

Businesses like Red Rock Bar are taking advantage of accepting bitcoin to attract more customers, increase revenue, and significantly change how consumers see money and finance. Read More

PSA Today with RISE

PSA Today

Ben, Katie and I also talk about how they would improve the way our community handles poverty Read More

Today with RISE | PSA Today for Wilks Broadcast Group in Reno

PSA Today

In the first half of this episode of PSA Today, I meet the lovely Katie Colling, Vice President of RISE Read More

Local Initiative Growing Food for the Homeless

KOLO News Now 8

Hundreds of homeless men and women in the area will go to bed most nights without shelter, and often without dinner. One local man is trying to change that. Read More

HCYA Supporters | Help Homeless Children and Youth Now!

help homeless kids

418 organizations committed to securing a bright future for children and youth endorse the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA). The HYCA would amend the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of homelessness to include children and youth who are verified as homeless by othe… Read More

In Reno, Hardship Brings A Commmunity Together

Jessica Reeder and Natalie Minor

When the United States economy crashed in 2008, it brought many Renoites down with it. In 2010, one in 16 homes went into foreclosure, and unemployment has hovered around 12 percent since the recession hit. Read More