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RYSE Center
Richmond, CA
Since 2008, RYSE has created safe spaces grounded in social justice that build youth power for youth of color to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities. RYSE programs facilitate exposure to, exploration of, and creation of expressive art to promote personal healing and shift narratives about youth.







Title: Yay

Artist: Bri Finley

Medium: Digital Art

Description: Fantasy Portrait






Title: Risa

Artist: Bri Finley

Medium: Digital Art

Description: Fantasy Portrait








Title: Vampyr

Artist: Bri Finley

Medium: Digital Art

Description: Fantasy Portrait










Title: Mary Did You Know

Artist: Jordan Daniel


Length: 3:41

Description: Mary Did you Know is a holiday song that Jordan often sings to get everyone into the merry spirit. Watch as she sings acapella in honor of the Mother Mary and the miracles of Jesus.

Artist Statement: Jordan Daniel is a singer and poet attending Hercules High School and currently serves as a Performing Arts Intern at RYSE Center. She is a true delight in the space as she continuously encourages her peers to build in their artistic and performance skills. She has also been a co-facilitator for her peers and adult allies as part of her work as a Performing Arts Intern. She aspires to be a world renowned singer.











Title: Inspire

Artist: BoutaBagKaro (Ikaro Silva)

Length: 2:29

Artist Statement: In this song, Ikaro’s intention is to uplift people to take their inspirations the distance, he even takes the time to vent about some of his feelings and thoughts on the track to show his audience his personal side.

Description:  This piece is a part of the East Bay Rysing Internship program, a partnership between RYSE and  UC Theatre.









Title: Misery

Artist: John Cage (Jonathan Long)

Length: 2:26

Artist Statement: Misery was created by Jonathan and Khai in the Music Advanced Media Producer internship at RYSE. In this program young people are taught how to make beats and how to hone their craft in music.