RISE Learning for Life


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RISE Learning for Life

RISE Learning for Life is a Rio Salado College non-credit, interest-based program. 

Classes and activities focus on interest-based lifelong learning opportunities for a wide range of individuals within the community. RISE members enjoy exchanging ideas with peers who share their knowledge, talents, and interests with others in a friendly, interactive environment. 

For an annual $50 membership fee, RISE members can take advantage of unlimited access to 300+ classes and activities. Classes are presented by RISE volunteers who have expertise in diverse topics and are representative of the local educational, medical, cultural, civic, and business communities. Book clubs and free events for the public are also presented.

Frequently Asked Questions

A $50 membership which runs from July 1 – June 30 entitles you to take an unlimited number of classes. Membership dues are non-refundable. To become a member, visit: Become a Rise Member.

Most classes run Mon-Thurs from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. (exceptions may apply). Semesters run from October – December (Fall); January – February (Winter); March – April (Spring), June - July (Summer) with movies in July. The class catalog is available online and at the Rio Salado Surprise location.

Presenters who have expertise and interest in diverse topics are RISE members or representatives of the local educational, medical, cultural, civic, and business communities.  All of our presenters are volunteers and are not paid any form of compensation.

We ask that you call the RISE staff member at (480) 377-4296.

A RISE staff member will email anyone that has registered for the class. 

Maricopa County Community College requires that participants refrain from political and incendiary speech and/or campaigning.  We also ask that you eat and drink in the lounge areas.