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Join us for an upcoming event! Take a look at the calendar below, and find a date that works for you. Upon registering for an event, you will receive more information.

What's an in-prison event look like? Check out this short video here!

Email Chantal Randall here with questions or if you'd like to book a speaking engagement.


Thursday, September 24, 2020Friday, October 2, 2020
Virtual Event
Virtual Modified Coaching Event

Coaching Days are an opportunity for our Builders to receive feedback on resumes, personal statements, and interview skills. However, because of precautions in place due to COVID-19, RISE has created a self-paced, at-home Modified Coaching Event for volunteers to keep providing such important help to our program participants!

For this Modified Coaching Event, volunteers will be assigned a RISE Builder via private RISE Coaching Portal, where they will review a personal statement, cover letter, resume, and beginning phase of business ideation. While reviewing these crucial pieces of RISE's program (and the reentry process), volunteers will submit honesty feedback via a guided online Google Form.

Important things you should know:
- This is roughly a 2-3 hour time commitment, however, it is all self-paced and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
- You will need computer access to complete this volunteer opportunity. Unfortunately, this opportunity is not optimal from your mobile device.
- There is a hard completion date deadline of October 2, 2020.
- There are no prerequisites to volunteer for the Modified Coaching Event! If you have ever spent time in the workforce, you're qualified!

UNO TRAC Program: Gendered Aspects of Incarceration

Mass incarceration is a tragic reality in the United States. Adding to this unfortunate experience is the overly punitive way women are treated while imprisoned. According to information cited on NPR, data shows that “in prison, discipline comes down hardest on women.”

Additionally, Black girls and other younger women of color are especially at risk for future institutionalization. These topics and more, including parenting while incarcerated and the eugenic effects of imprisoning women of child-bearing age, will be explored at this symposium.

Moderated by Peggy Jones, a panel of speakers: Jasmine Harris, Racquel Henderson, and Diane Good-Collins will present their perspectives on these topics.

RISE Reads Recap: The Master Plan by Chris Wilson

Join us as the RISE Reads book club recaps our third quarter read, The Master Plan by Chris Wilson.

This memoir takes a look into Chris Wilson's life surrounded by violence and despair. One night when he was seventeen, defending himself, he killed a man. He was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. What should have been the end of his story became the beginning.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
8:00 am2:00 pm
TBD
RISE Reentry Mentor Training

This training is intended for approved mentors. RISE Reentry Mentors provide relational support to men and women navigating reentry. For more information on becoming RISE Reentry Mentor, please contact Jaxson Schneider.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
8:00 am2:00 pm
TBD
RISE Reentry Mentor Training

This training is intended for approved mentors. RISE Reentry Mentors provide relational support to men and women navigating reentry. For more information on becoming RISE Reentry Mentor, please contact Jaxson Schneider.


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