Who We Are
The R.A.I.S.E. Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicating to supporting graphic arts education and fostering an interest in graphic communications careers amongst students from elementary school through college and trade school. R.A.I.S.E. underwrites numerous programs and events, including many that give teachers the tools, grants and excitement to get their students involved.Learn More
The List of Programs that RAISE Supports Includes:
Paper and office supplies are generously donated by PIASC members and then distributed to teachers to help supplement the very limited budgets of local graphic arts programs.
Graphic Communication Competitions
High school and college students get the opportunity to show their talent. Winners receive grants to assist with the expenses incurred in participating in the Skills USA State and National Competition.
Students in graphic arts programs get the opportunity to witness a work day at a printing company.
Members of PIASC visit schools to spread the word about careers in graphic communications.
Distributes over 200,000 bookmarks annually to elementary schools, encouraging young children to read
International Printing Museum
Takes one of the world’s most significant collections of antique printing machinery and brings it to life through working demonstrations and theatre presentations.
R.A.I.S.E. supports many of the International Printing Museum’s programs, including:
Museum on Wheels
An innovative outreach program that introduces elementary school students to the amazing world of printing and graphics.
Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Day
Helps Boy Scouts earn two merit badges in one day (Graphic Arts and Paper & Pulp) at the Printing Museum.
Book Arts Patch Days for Girls
An opportunity for Girl Scouts to spend six hours at the Printing Museum to complete much of their Book Arts Merit Badge.