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

Workshop Facilitates Incorporating Art Journaling into Daily Routines

Through our ongoing partnership with ArtReach GW, we hosted our first Make and Take: The Art Journal workshop. Participants made their own journals and learned methods for incorporating art journaling and art therapy into their daily routines. (more...)

Fall Art Therapy Sessions Bring Community Together and Produce Stunning Artwork

The Risa Fund and Artreach GW celebrate the inspiring works of art that were created during recent Art Therapy Open Studio sessions. Led by registered art thereapist Katherine Tucker, ATR, the sessions promote art-making as a tool for wellness, self-awareness, insight, and community connection. (more...)

Risa Fund Among the Sponsors of Mental Health Conference

The Risa Fund was a proud sponsor of a one-day conference on the unique mental health needs of emerging adults. Conference attendees included hospital-based physicians, community physicians, residents, fellows, medical students, psychologists, psychiatrists, guidance counselors, social workers, and other members of the healthcare team interested in adolescent and emerging adult mental health. (more...)

Risa Fund Supports Wellness Programs at 11th St Bridge - Fall Dates Announced

The Risa Fund continues its support of the 11th Street Bridge Project by funding wellness programs designed to connect the mind and body through movement. These FREE and family-friendly programs include "Transformation Tuesday" fitness classes and "Saturday Play" games and classes. (more...)

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