ABOUT SUNRISE 2018-01-23T13:50:52+00:00

Located at 1501 Learnard Avenue in Lawrence, Kansas.

Our Mission 

Empower people to live healthy, self-determined lives through engagement with food and the environment to build a socially just community.

Our Vision

We envision a resilient community that provides for its own needs and offers opportunities for all people to grow and eat culturally appropriate foods, care for the land and one another. We are committed to creating an equitable system in which people of all ages and experiences live self-determined, healthy and meaningful lives.

Our Values

●        Our environment, and emphasize the importance of energy conservation, resource management, and the provision of healthy local food to the community;

●        Physical, mental and spiritual health, as well as general quality of life, as defined by each person for themselves;

●        Experiential and shared learning as a means of expanding food and environmental literacy,  valuing all knowledge, from technical to experiential;

●        Nurturing community relationships and cooperative experiences;    

●        Spreading social justice, personal empowerment, and positive systemic change for our whole community; and 

●        Creatively accomplishing our mission and vision without sacrificing fun and beauty.

Emily Hampton, Executive Director


Melissa Freiburger, Director of Programs

Melissa Freiburger, Director of Programs


Skyler Adamso - Staff

Skyler Adamson, Lawrence Fruit Tree Coordinator


Sybil Gibbs, Sunrise Coffee Manager & Community Connector


Board of Directors


Byron Wiley, President

Becki DeRusseau, Treasurer

Chavis Lickvar Armstrong, Secretary


Kathy Richardson

Megan Poindexter

Kim Anspach

Chris De La Cruz

Paula Smith

Jennifer Smith

Emily Hampton (non-voting member)

LAWRENCE, KS 66044, U.S.

Sunrise Project Board of Directors