Since 2008

Creating Positive Change in the Foster Care Community

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.

Together We Rise

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.


In the Press

March 13, 2020
National Organization Raising Funds to Help Secure Housing for Foster Youths Affected by Campus Closures
The Imprint

Together We Rise, which engages in fundraising collaborations to help offer assistance and positive experiences to young people in foster …

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March 2, 2020
The Power Of Purpose: How Together We Rise Is Helping Kids In Foster Care Have Brighter Days

Together We Rise is an inspiring non-profit that makes the foster care experience better for the 500,000 children going through …

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October 1, 2019
Siblings separated in foster care reunite for ‘Disney Days’
Good Morning America

For 10-year-old Mary, the last time she saw her 8-year-old sister Jessica was when they were removed from their biological …

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