Mission & History


Our Mission

Improving education outcomes is a passionate topic of discussion for Idahoans, especially education leaders and visionaries right here in the Treasure Valley. At RISE, we share that passion and vision and are working to move the needle by leading a collaborative education partnership with the following mission:


Creating a world-class education system in the Treasure Valley that ensures the success of every child, every step of the way, from cradle to career.


Our five values make us unique in that we are able to truly serve the community by offering all of these at the same time:


Our History

In 2012, superintendents across the Treasure Valley gathered to discuss a very important topic: the changes that need to happen in education for students to succeed. These leaders recognized that 1) there were many challenges to face and 2) solutions would only be realized through true collaboration. Thus, RISE was formed.

Since our inception, over 200 partners have come together to expand and support each other’s work. Leaders from PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and businesses have been collaborating to develop and pilot programs and systems designed to improve outcomes. And it’s working! Read about the impact RISE has had to date.