Our Partners

Building Excellent Schools (BES) serves as a national model for supporting excellence in public education through the national charter school movement. BES focuses on improving urban education by providing support for designing, launching and sustaining urban charter schools (independently-managed public schools). RISE Prep’s Founder, Rosalind DaCruz, was a Fellow with BES in 2013-14 and continues to work closely with the BES team.


RISE Prep Mayoral Academy is supported by Rhode Island Mayoral Academies (RIMA), a non-profit umbrella organization that also supports Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy and Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy. RIMA is committed to the statewide growth of mayoral academies: high-performing, diverse, public schools governed by mayor-led school boards