New to United Way, RISE is focused on giving Millenials (ages 21-30) a unique way to connect to the community through immersive, hands-on volunteer projects that are followed by fun-filled happy hours and hangouts. 


This young professionals group's MO is to #GiveBackHangout through experiences focused on volunteering and discovering the complexities of El Paso, all while meeting new people. 


RISE empowers El Paso Millenials to give back this year in the areas of early education, healthy living and child hunger through volunteering and friendship building. 


  • You'll connect with other passionate peers
  • You'll take action for El Paso's better good
  • You'll create lasting memories that inspire your future
  • You'll support more than 40 local agency programs currently helping El Pasoans
  • You'll receive discounts at local retailers and restaurants with your RISE membership card (list coming soon)


There are no fees or member dues to be part of RISE though members are asked to make an annual $100-donation to the United Way Community Impact Fund after attending their second RISE event. The United Way Community Impact Fund currently invests in more than 40 programs of well-known national organizations as well as one-of-a-kind local agencies focused in the areas of education, basic needs and income. Your donation goes directly to local agency programs offering often life-changing services to El Paso families and individuals. Donations can be made through payroll deduction or through PayPal on a quarterly basis. That's just $4 a paycheck or $25 every quarter!