Programs & Grants

Risa Wellness Project@THEARC

Initiated in the fall of 2013 and launched in phases, the Risa Fund has partnered with THEARC to create the Risa Wellness Project@THEARC, a multifaceted initiative offering mental health training to all partner organization staff, on-site mental health counseling, access to increased psychiatric care and coordination of all mental health…

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Sitar Arts Center

The Risa Fund sponsored Sitar's summer 2014 mural project, during which teen artists worked to strengthen their design and painting skills — as well as employment and life skills — through the creation of two large-scale murals.

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Israel Tennis Centers Foundation

The Risa Fund invested in the ITCF Jaffa location's Girls at Risk Empowerment Program scholarship fund. Serving adolescent girls from impoverished neighborhoods, the program combines tennis education with overall enrichment disciplines, including: health and wellness, relationships and sexuality, female empowerment, leadership and communications, financial management, and family empowerment.

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WTEF Round-Robin Tennis Tournament

On June 30, 2014, the Risa Fund sponsored a round-robin tennis tournament at the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation's Northwest DC location. Students from WTEF's 2 Washington, DC campuses gathered for a fun day of both singles and doubles matches along with refreshments and giveaways.

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Recent News & Updates

Brown U. Tennis Team Selects 2017 Marisa Schonfeld Bruno Award Recipient

The Brown University Tennis Team is pleased to announce this year's Marisa Schonfeld Bruno Award recipient. Sophomore Taylor Cosme received the prestigious award for her exemplary display of courage, determination, passion, commitment, sportsmanship and compassion, both on and off the court. Read more about the annual Marisa Schonfeld Bruno Award. Pictured: Brown U. Head Coach, Paul Wardlaw, with 2017 Marisa Schonfeld Bruno Award recipient, Taylor Cosme (more...)

Risa Wellness Project@THEARC Hosts Art Therapy Open Studio Sessions

In February, the Risa Wellness Project@THEARC held four Tuesday evening art therapy open studio sessions. Participants used various media to express themselves through intentional artwork in a relaxed group setting. Each session was introduced with a prompt and concluded with introductions, sharing of artwork, and each group member setting an intention for the week. (more...)

Risa Fund Connects Organizations Serving DC's At-Risk Youth in Art Workshop

In January, the Risa Fund participated in a hands-on art workshop collaboration between ArtReach DC and The Monument Academy, organizations serving at-risk DC youth. Students worked together to develop a wall art installation for their DC public charter school using plastic bottles, paint, scissors, and (more...)

Risa Wellness Project@THEARC Celebrates Its Third Successful Year

Celebrating its third year, the Risa Wellness Project@THEARC provides accessible, high-quality mental health services (including counseling, psychiatric care, and art therapy) to low-income children and adolescents. In 2016, the Risa Fund worked to develop curriculum to launch personal journaling workshops at THEARC. Additionally, the Risa Fund is advancing THEARC's ArtReach art therapy program to foster wellness through creative expression. We are extremely grateful for each contribution to the Risa Wellness Project, including recent sizable grants from the Sharing Committee of  (more...)

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