We'd like to offer a huge congratulations to our newest Alumni, the graduates of our 2020 Rising Leadership Program! The graduation acknowledged both the end of a challenging journey (made more so by the complexities of 2020), and the first step in a new journey. We can't wait to see what these new Alumni get up to in the future.

Special congratulations to Jysae Hooper, who was voted Valedictorian by her peers.

As part of our Rising Leadership Program, participants work in teams with local not-for-profits to not only gain experience, but help solve a thorny problem for the not-for-profit.

In 2020, our Rising participants helped Perth City Farm with a venue analysis for the event spaces within the complex; Co3 Contemporary Dance with a research project into technology relating to their work; Sudbury House with a framework for their new Education Hub; and Perth Inner City Youth Service with a successful $16,000 funding application and a bidding template for future applications.

Thank you Rising participants (now our latest Alumni) and the not-for-profits!