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Warren Wilson and the RISE Project

by EW Quimbaya-Winship, RISE Project Director

In 2006 Warren Wilson College received a grant from the Depart of Justice to start what is now known as the RISE Project. For six years RISE has worked to provide excellent prevention education and response programming, working to create a healthy, just and violence free community.

What exactly does the RISE Project do?

We provide education and training on healthy sex and consensual relationships – we do this through programs like: Let’s Talk about Sex, and workshops on issues related to consent, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. We coordinate student volunteers for Room in the Inn (the traveling shelter for women who are homeless without children). We also provide support and advocacy to people who experience sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking, and their friends and partners.

…and You?

The RISE Project is looking for a few great students to join the crew this Fall semester. Students on the RISE Crew will continue to be engaged in a variety of prevention education and awareness/outreach efforts addressing healthy relationships and consensual sex. You do not need to have had previous training or experience working with these issues to join the crew; however, you must be willing and ready to learn about these issues. Training and support will be provided throughout the year. Persons of all gender identities, races, ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexualities, etc., are encouraged to apply.


Contact: Ew Quimbaya-Winship for an application to apply to RISE crew and/or to answer questions – by email: ewquimbaya-winship@warren-wilson.edu; or stop by the RISE office – Dodge, 1st floor.


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