Media Kit

Rising Ground Fast Facts

TYPE OF ENTITY:

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in New York

MISSION:

Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults and families rise above adversity.

YEAR FOUNDED:

1831, HISTORY PAGE

LEADERSHIP:

Alan Mucatel, Executive Director

STAFF:

1,600 employees

VOLUNTEERS:

500 volunteers annually, volunteer activities have mostly been suspended to ensure safety during the Covid-19 pandemic

PEOPLE SERVED:

More than 10,000 direct program participants
More than 25,000 total family members supported

HEADQUARTERS:

Brooklyn, NY

PROGRAM LOCATIONS:

50 program sites across all boroughs of New York City and Westchester County.

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS:

55

KEY PROGRAMS:
  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Programs for Children and Adults with Intellectual /Developmental Disabilities
  • Family Support Services
  • Residential Treatment Program
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Juvenile Justice Services
  • Intimate Partner Violence Prevention & Survivor Support
ANNUAL REVENUE:

$125 million

FUNDING SOURCES:

Local, state and federal government contracts, foundation grants, donations from individuals

ACCREDITATIONS:
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Middle States Association
  • Better Business Bureau
RECOGNITION:
  • 2014 Gold Winner of the Non-Profit Excellence Awards
  • Alliance for Children and Families’ Strategy Counts! Award
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence for the past five years

Media Contact

Patrick Lattin, Communications Manager
PLattin@RisingGround.org
914-374-8912