Nearly one in six of our Nashville neighbors lives in poverty. Tennessee has the lowest minimum wage in the country ($7.25) while Nashville itself has experienced one of the highest cost of living increases in the country. The number of people living in poverty in our City is higher than it was in the Great Recession. Even people working full time cannot provide meaningfully for their families.

Every dollar you invest in UpRise goes to work so our Leaders can too. Graduates from the first two classes are on track to earn $496,780 in additional income their first year after graduation – an average of $22,581 per graduate.

Here are some opportunities your gift makes possible.....

  • $12,000 funds a Leader’s 11-month path to a professional career

  • $2,000 pays for a Leader to complete training camp

  • $1,000 provides a Family Dinner for Allies, Leaders and their families

  • $500 provides one-time rental assistance for an UpRise Nashville family

  • $200 provides work boots and tools for a Leader starting an apprenticeship

  • $100 provides transportation for a month for a Leader to get to UpRise Training Camp, school, or their new job

Thank you for your support!

“UpRise is a ministry of West End Community Church, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. Your donation is deductible to the full extent of the law.”