Welcome to

Rise In Light

Empowering Communities

with Resources with Education with Hope with Love with Light with Creativity

About Rise In Light

The Rise In Light Mission.

Rise in Light is a social impact initiative that bridges the worlds of art, innovation, and compassion. We connect artists, creatives and innovators with the campaign efforts to provide education, creative empowerment, and wellness resources to underserved youth in Africa and its Diaspora. As a facet of Melanin Unscripted Impact, all Rise In Light projects center on equitable opportunities for Black youths.

What we believe

Our Five C Theory

Developing creative content that highlights diverse culture , in order to give rise to a shift that impacts the community and creates influence at a corporate level, to then create a pathway towards sustainable, social change.






Cervical Cancer Free Nigeria film Grant

Storytellers For Change

We are looking for a Nigerian-based storyteller to create a short film that raises awareness about cervical cancer in Nigeria and its prevention. The winning film will receive a $10,000 grant to support production costs and will be produced in collaboration with award-winning creative studio Melanin Unscripted.

Learn more about the grant and apply today!

Global community

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