Together We Rise Rise Up is an 8-year-old program started at the Asian American Resource Center specifically for the goal of educating high school students through the union of arts and activism. By partnering with the Chinatown-based Southeast Asian Community Alliance, we can target low-income students of color in the LA Unified School District and … Continue reading Together We Rise
The Rise Up! program is an arts based program for high school youth in the Los Angeles Chinatown area. The program is a collaboration between Pomona College’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC), and the Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA), a non-profit organization that is located in the Mandarin Plaza in LA Chinatown. Founded by Sissy … Continue reading Rise Up! Autobiography Project
On Friday, March 29, students from the Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA) joined the AARC’s Rise Up! committee for a two-day, one-night retreat at the Claremont Colleges. The retreat was a success: the students explored themes of community building, self-empowerment, self-expression, and a sense of place within the community. The retreat centered on workshops led by … Continue reading Rise Up! Retreat Update
On the weekend of Nov. 17, students from Rise Up and other SEACA groups got a taste of college life during the semi-annual Rise Up retreat on Pomona's campus. The students got to explore the 5Cs, learn about different art forms like ceramics, and increase their awareness of identity politics issues.
The Rise Up! retreat was this weekend! High school students from Chinatown stayed overnight at Pomona, toured the campus, and attended That Saturday Group's Biffle Night. Thanks to all the hosts!