When student parents rise, we all rise – that’s why we call them Risers. Of the 17 million students enrolled in US undergraduate degree programs, nearly 1 in 4 are Risers. Even more are accessing vocational, workforce, and other pathway programs. Risers are courageous, resourceful, and duly motivated to achieve postsecondary success, both for themselves and for their families, but face multiple systemic barriers. This is why we launched the Rise Prize, along with Lumina Foundation and 10 leading partners - to bring Risers to the forefront, build new innovative solutions, and tailor existing solutions to better serve them. With the right solutions, Risers can achieve their postsecondary dreams, leading to improved academic gains for their children, increased personal and societal economic benefits and overall family well-being.