Danny Mendoza is a foster youth advocate, public speaker, marketer, founder, and CEO of Together We Rise (TWR). A leader in philanthropic team building and events, Danny empowers thousands of individuals, groups, and organizations to give back to their communities.
Through his work with Together We Rise, Ella, Foster Together, and the Family Fellowship, Danny has helped engage over 500,000 new foster care volunteers. His work brings essential resources to vulnerable children while educating the public on urgent issues facing the foster care community.
Danny Mendoza founded Together We Rise (TWR), a 501(c)3 children’s non-profit organization in 2008. His vision is to improve the lives of children in foster care through innovative educational programs driven by like-minded individuals, companies, and community partners.
"With the support of the Family Fellowship, I surpassed the statistics. Not only am I part of the 3% of foster youth who graduate from college but I completed my Masters in Business Administration. I would like to thank Together We Rise, the Family Fellowship, all the sponsors, partners, and everyone who supports Together We Rise."Juanje Davis, Family Fellowship Graduate
"My son Wesley loves his bear and blanket. He moved in with us a little over two years ago and we had a huge breakthrough. He finally fully unpacked his blue (Sweet Case) duffle bag. It’s like he finally understood that he is safe here. Thank you."Cindy, Foster Parent
"You have to keep in mind that a sibling might be the only constant that these children have had in their lives. That’s why events like these are so significant."Janelle Cherek, Foster Care Social Worker
"Our family owes a huge thank you to Together We Rise and Schwinn Bikes for sending our entire family bikes. The boys look forward to their bikes and we can’t wait to ride!"Trey, Foster Parent
"Thank you for taking my son James on a shopping spree. He can not stop showing everyone his new sneakers, a blessing onto him and our family."Sharon, Foster Parent
"Our boys were overjoyed to receive the birthday boxes. Not only were they able to open a colorful birthday box full of goodies, but the whole family was able to join in on the celebration by hanging the streamers and the banner while wearing birthday hats. It was such a delight to catch them admiring their very own birthday banner."April, Foster Parent
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