RISE Above

By Jesenia Hernandez, Communications Manager

This month is very special for Broetje Family Trust. We are celebrating the graduation of Jose Duarte, the first RISE scholar graduate! On June 17th, Jose will be receiving his AA in Welding Technology from Columbia Basin College.

“It’s an honor to be the first graduate because I grew up in Tierra Vida most of my early childhood and having this support from my community is awesome! If I would have moved anywhere else, it wouldn’t be like this. It’s a special community and hopefully communities like this grow everywhere.” he shared.

Jose has amazing story, and we are thrilled to share a glimpse of it with you. Enjoy the video!

RISE is an initiative of Broetje Family Trust, which stewards a family legacy of “bearing fruit that will last” through servant leadership, community building, and philanthropy. RISE teaches and models servant leadership by supporting young people as they engage in service and pursue their purpose through higher education.

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