Summer Benefit Features: RYSE Youth Center

Our upcoming Summer Benefit is a great opportunity to celebrate our community and the missions of other organizations in the area. We are so excited to remind you all that our July 23rd event this year will feature a spoken word piece performance by Richmond’s RYSE Youth Center group.

RYSE was founded in 2000 in Richmond with the goals of fostering a strong and safe community where youth can lead and thrive within a united community. We are thrilled to be featuring an organization at our event that has a shared concern for the future of youth and community members. The RYSE center provides community resources for youth including career counseling, arts and culture opportunities, health and wellness education, and social justice focused youth organizing to name a few. RYSE has a worthwhile and inspiring mission to “educate and motivate, inform and empower, connect and uplift, advocate and celebrate” young professionals, while working toward social equality and justice as it relates to community empowerment.

The RYSE Performing Arts department is an example of the ways in which they “promote young people’s innovative creation of political, personal, and expressive” strengths to give youth in the community a strong voice. The spoken word workshop helps students use language as expressions of social issues. We are thrilled about this inspiring performance this year from RYSE. In addition, we will also have a musical guest to be announced soon!

This collaboration between RYSE and Root & Rebound is very special because the pieces being performed will be about issues of incarceration, community empowerment, and themes surrounding opportunity and community vitality. There is a synergy between the issues RYSE and Root & Rebound are working on, and it is wonderful to collaborate and share in the successes and efforts of each other’s work.

To learn more about RYSE and their goals and accomplishments, check out their website at 

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Summer Benefit Features: Bay Area Breweries & Wineries

We are excited to announce some updates about our upcoming Summer Benefit on July 23!

We are thrilled to be featuring several local Bay Area breweries at our event! We love local business and community partners, and appreciate all the support. We want to feature a few of the local breweries and wineries generously providing alcohol for our event!

DasBrew is a Fremont based neighborhood brewery that specializes in quality German-style beer with an American finish. We are also excited about Independent Brewing Company, which is a local Oakland business just like us! Joining us from across the bay, we are excited to have beer from Magnolia Pub & Brewery from San Francisco. Based in Petaluma, we will also be featuring the well-known Lagunitas Brewing Company! In addition to all the great beer we will have, we are also featuring the fine wine of Tenuta Winery from Livermore. These are just a select few, and we will be featuring several more awesome products.

We could not put on such a great event without our wonderful donors, and we are so grateful to have such supportive community sponsors to help make our event incredible! Local breweries and wineries are part of the Bay Area’s character, and we hope you come join us to try some for yourself! To buy tickets and experience these awesome beers for yourself, visit