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Rising Communities (RC) is a non-profit, community-based health education and policy organization that was established in 1992. Our ongoing mission is to promote social justice and achieve equity in community and environmental resources.


Rising Communities is a non-profit, community-based health policy and educational organization. RC offers a competitive salary and generous benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Vacation/Sick Leave, 403 (B), Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Tuition Reimbursement. RC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Rising Communities, Inc. offers competitive salaries compared to other similar non-profit organizations.

Health Benefits:
Rising Communities, Inc. pays for 100% of the premiums for employees and dependents for basic medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability. Benefits take effect on the first of the month following 30 calendar days of employment. RC’s basic medical is an HMO Kaiser plan, with the option of electing a PPO.

Vacation and Sick Time:
Rising Communities, Inc. employees accrue sick time from day 1 of employment and PTO from day 90.

Rising Communities, Inc. observes the following list of holidays:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (4th of July)
  • Juneteenth (June 19th)
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Workdays between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Personal holiday
  • Additional holiday

Retirement Plan:
Rising Communities, Inc. offers a 403(b) retirement savings plan through Mutual of America. RC matches 100% of an employee’s contributions, up to 4%.

Rising Communities, Inc. offers all employees an HRA card with $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 with dependents to use for out of pocket medical expenses. RC also offers an FSA card that employees can elect to participate in.

Tuition Reimbursement:
Rising Communities, Inc. offers partial tuition reimbursement after 12 consecutive months of employment.

Employee health, welfare and retirement benefits cost approximately 14% of RC’s salaries. The exact percentage spent on any particular employee will vary based on a variety of factors including age and benefit selections. Vacation is not included in this benefit %.

Current Openings:


Working as an intern with RC can be a valuable and fulfilling experience as we work to improve the health of underserved populations in the South Los Angeles area. Intern applicants will be serving in various capacities. These positions offer a unique experience as you have the opportunity to learn and grow in many different ways while serving the community.

Interns will work with RC for a quarter. An internship period can be renewed after a quarter pending intern performance, as well as organizational and supervisor capacity. Applications will be due two weeks before a quarter starts. Internship periods and due dates are as follows:

  • Early January through March. Applications due December 16
  • Early April through June. Applications due March 16
  • Early July through September. Applications due June 16
  • Early October through December. Applications due September 16
If you are not interested in an internship but would like to support RC in some other way, please go to https://risingcommunities.org//support-us/ or contact us at info@risingcommunities.org.