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Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE) is on a mission to amplify the voice and power of Muslim women through strategic narrative, holistic leadership development, and civic leadership.


RISE equips women with the necessary skills to participate in civic life, become part of decision-making and solution-creating processes, and improve society as a whole. Based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, RISE cultivates a sisterhood that builds and supports networks of Muslim women in leadership by educating and empowering team to take on positions of power. Through their leadership development program, RISE trains Muslim women to serve on commissions, boards, and grant committees. Through their civic engagement program, they empower Muslim women to self-advocate, engage in grassroots activism, and affect policy and systems change. With RISE’s leadership and guidance, more Muslim women have taken part in caucus trainings, become delegates, attended national conventions, and participated in GOTV activities for primary and general elections. RISE will continue to organize cohorts of civically engaged Muslim women leaders committed to advocacy, equity, and social change.

Year founded: 2016

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Website: https://www.revivingsisterhood.org/


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