We are very happy to announce that the Caltech Y Rise Program is one of 33 local non-profit organizations receiving a grant this year from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. The Rise Program provides tutoring and academic mentoring to more than 85 junior and high school students receiving a C+ or lower, or experiencing steadily declining grades, in math and/or science. As online platforms are increasingly being used in schools, we have identified a need to upgrade our tools to enrich students’ learning experience. This grant will fund the purchase of four iPads so that students will be able to readily access ALEKS at tutoring. ALEKS is an online platform students are required to use for their math classes.
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation annually provides grants to other non-profit organizations in the Pasadena area, contributing to the civic, cultural, and educational advancement of the local community. To date, the Foundation has given a total of more than $3 million to more than 200 organizations, funding sports and recreation activities, visual and performing arts, and volunteer motivation and leadership development projects and programs. We thank the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation for their contributions to Rise and to the community.