Project R.I.S.E. is a federally funded grant program for African American students who are enrolled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs. R.I.S.E. stands for Realizing and Inspiring Success through Education. Project R.I.S.E. offers faculty success coaches, student tutoring, a book loan program, cultural activities, 4-year college tours, assistance with internship and job placement and academic support services.
The goals of Project R.I.S.E. are to:
- Increase the number of African American students who successfully complete their required STEM prerequisites with a “C” or higher
- Increase the number of African American students who complete their entry level STEM courses with a “C” or higher
- Increase the retention rate of African American students at FDTC
- Increase completion rates of African American students in FDTC programs.