RIZE is a youth arts organization. The primary goal for this organization is to to support the Reading community and to eliminate the social adversity by uniting our cultures as one through performing arts as well as promoting dance as a fitness tool to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Our mission is to unite our culturally diverse communities by providing a positive venue where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can come together to celebrate in dance and the arts.
Our vision and goal is to give our community the avenue to express themselves artistically, and to provide positive reinforcement to the community at-large. An opportunity for tourism into the city and increase business revenue.
We provide many events including a weekly hip-hop dance class and events that promote reading to children. The biggest event however, is the Dance On The Streets (D.O.T.S). The event itself kicks off with a Caribbean Carnival (Parade) in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a dance off competition and the breaking of the City’s record attracting over 2k downtown Reading. We will also have opportunities for vendors to showcase their products or service during the event.