The RISE app was conceptualized and created by Mesa Community College mobile app development students, faculty, and leadership to connect all Maricopa County Community College District students with free and nominally priced food, shelter, and healthcare.

This app is designed for all and can be used with other community college systems and higher education institutions to appropriately connect students or community members with resources that will help them be successful in school and beyond.

The application searches the surrounding area using key words to drop markers on a map and locate nearby resources. If a resource is not currently listed in Apple Maps users can manually add, move and edit private markers. Custom searches can be added and key words can be added or ignored to improve search capabilities for your surrounding areas. Custom markers you add through RISE will not be shared on Apple Maps, but will be shared with any devices that are signed into your local iCloud account.

If you are a business or community resource and would like to allow public use of RISE by placing the app in a Kiosk, we have enabled a Kiosk-Mode setting which locks out administrative features. (If you are enabling Kiosk-Mode we also suggest your IT department researches how to Enable Single App Mode for MVM Deployment when configuring your iPads.)

If you are a business or community resource who would like to participate in our project, please contact a RISE representative.

What’s New

Version 1.0.10

- Bug fixes and performance improvements
- Design improvements relating to Apple Dark Mode
- Added an official search for domestic violence assistance

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ryanwinkle ,

A great way to find help with daily needs

As a ever continuing student and passionate local advocate, this app is great as a map based locator for resources. I remember my days as a student on a limited budget, trying to figure out my medical needs, housing and day to day eating and living. This app helps assist in local resources and is designed to allow students to privately seek assistance in their daily needs. Great job!

App Privacy

The developer, Maricopa County Community College District, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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