For Arizona In Arizona With Arizona

What is Local Rising all about?


To meet the needs in our community by providing tangible help through local partnerships. 


To strengthen our community by combining local resources for the greater good of our state.

Who are we?

Learn more about the big hearts behind Local Rising.

Mandy Hall Co-Founder

About Mandy

With over two decades of nonprofit experience, I have always been drawn to think outside the box in order to help others overcome the challenges they may be facing. It’s important on several levels to be able to meet people where they are at and by God’s grace, take them from being a victim to a victor by instilling self-worth into their personhood. Everyone has something to offer the world, sometimes all they need is a little help and hope. I am incredibly humbled to have such amazing community partners in order to provide clients with the all encompassing support they need to thrive.

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”

– Audrey Hepburn

Ryanne Co-Founder

About Ryanne

I have put my Bachelors of Science degree in Family and Human Development to great use in the two (almost) decades in varied government positions- preschool teacher, juvenile detention officer, adult probation officer, and parent educator. My years of dealing with government red tape, difficult clients, creating partnerships, supervisory and training roles have led me to a place where I have the knowledge, communication skills, tenacity, and ability to make connections to do great things in the non-profit sector. “


It all started at Community Christian School in Apache Junction; it was our 1st grade year and we became fast friends. Even though our paths have separated and come back together a few times over the last *cough* four decades (because life) we both have always had a passion for helping others and our state. We get excited about innovation and providing creative solutions to our local communities. One thing that we have discovered is how much time and resources are being wasted between businesses and nonprofits. For so long, Arizona has approached a big concept with narrow perception, each working as an individual cog, leaving us branded as one of the worst states for housing security. Local Rising was created to bring the cogs together to become a wheel. By doing this, we can celebrate our different areas of expertise and collaborate in new ways that will provide well rounded support for those in need, businesses and our local nonprofits. We want to fill in the gaps and bring into focus just how amazing Arizona really is.