RISE Partners and Supporters

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St. Margaret’s Church,

Annapolis, Maryland

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We received a generous grant of  $10,000 this year for an executive director, childcare provider and expenses for the R.I.S.E program from Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church. The grant, and the funds will make a profound difference in the lives of refugees and immigrants in our community.

Thank you again for caring so deeply about the mission of RISE. We are grateful for your support and looking forward to ongoing collaboration.


The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland


RISE received the Diocesan Endowment Grants from The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. An excerpt from the awards  reads:


“Dear Mothers Eliot and Oldfather, I am writing on behalf of the Diocesan Endowment Grants committee of the Diocese of Maryland. Thank  you for your grant application.  We applaud your efforts to create a resource center for immigrants and help meet their needs. We are happy that this grants will build on last year’s progress and we pray it will take hope even though it is taken longer than expected. One of the rewards of being on this committee is that we get to preview some of the innovative ideas that churches and regional councils are formulating. We get to see how faith is expressed and shared in a tangible way”…


The Rev. Sally Joyner Giffin. 






RISE is in partnership with CCBC AND the local elementary school and will begin to offer English classes to parents of students enrolled in Baltimore County. We will be the only site that provides child care for children from 1-4 years old

Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to improve their lives and the lives of others.



Saint Mary’s


St. Mary's Partnership

RISE has been partnering with Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church since its inception. RISE is a ministry of Christ the King and St. Mary’s to support the refugees and immigrants of the Woodlawn area. Saint Mary’s congregation have been actively participating in RISE since the formation of RISE Ministry. St. Mary’s members of RISE are also volunteering in the on-going programs to support immigrants and refugees.

St. Mary’s is the longest, continuously operating faith center in Woodlawn, Maryland. Established in 1873 it has provided Episcopal worship since that time. The community grew rapidly in the 1950’s and 1960’s with Social Security and Health Care headquarters within a few minutes.