A New Chapter for RiseUP

For the first-time in RiseUP's 10-year history, we officially have a Full-Time Executive Director. There is an unprecedented demand for transformational change in communities across Connecticut and RiseUP's expertise in creating this change has positioned us as a leader in community inclusive public art, placemaking, and youth development programming.

We have grown our impact from 1 city (Hartford) in 2020 to completing over 100 public art and placemaking projects in 30 towns/cities across Connecticut. We've also grown our impact on youth with hosting over 1,000 youth volunteers per year and running our youth development and youth workforce initiatives in 6 towns/cities across Connecticut (and counting).

As of last Friday, I have ended my career in "Corporate America" to take everything I've learned over the last 10 years growing both RiseUP and my "career" and apply it to creating grassroots, transformational change in Connecticut. RiseUP is dedicated to creating the future of Connecticut by empowering local communities to imagine new possibilities.

If you have an idea that could transform your own community or neighborhood, that impacts youth and/or the vitality of your neighborhood please reach out and lets discuss the possibilities of what we can create.

RiseUP's growth wouldn't be possible without you and your support and we hope that you continue to support and follow our work!

We have A LOT planned for 2023, too much to list right now, after reading this long already. Help us get a kick-start on our 2023 Fundraising by donating to RiseUP and our purpose driven work.


Thanks for reading this far!


Matt Conway

Executive Director

The RiseUP Group, Inc.


Checks can also be mailed to:


The RiseUP Group, Inc

942 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103



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