RISE stands for Respect, Integrity, Self-determination & Education.

RISE is a support service for students where we go above and beyond to ease the transition from high school to community college. We believe in emphasizing to our students the importance of achieving higher education through transfer. Rise takes the “family approach” in order for SCC students to feel welcomed on campus.

At RISE our philosophy is every student can successfully complete college if they choose to. Our goal is to help students get connected at Sacramento City College.

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RISE Location

    • Rodda Hall South, RHS 158
    • 3835 Freeport Blvd
      Sacramento, CA 95822
    • Phone: 916-650-2782

RISE Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

RISE Staff

    • Student Personnel Assistant: Valerie Lockhart
    • Counselor: Keith Muraki
    • Counselor: Amelia Tuifua-Polaulu

RISE is...

“A place to seek positive attitudes, a home…a peaceful world.”

Adrian, RISE Student

Adrian, RISE Student

“RISE is a Home away from Home.”

Heath, RISE Alumnus

Heath, RISE Alumnus


Jackie, RISE Alumna

Jackie, RISE Alumna

“RISE: My motivation. My Comfort. My Strength.”

Valerie, RISE Alumna

Valerie, RISE Alumna

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt but still, like dust, I’ll RISE.

– Maya Angelou

hand-painted posted of a tree and the letters RISE