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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.


Friday, May 29, 2020
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom
RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! We live for Friday mornings at The Bike Union, but we're observing social distancing, so we're taking this coffee and conversation time to a Zoom meeting! Hop on between 8 and 9am...bring your own cup...and say hello!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and recap our events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
7:30 am9:30 am
Nebraska State Penitentiary, 4201 S 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68502
**CANCELLED** Nebraska State Penitentiary Deep Dive

**Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and to ensure the safety of our Builders, volunteers, community and staff, this event has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for future online volunteering opportunities!**

Join RISE in helping our Builders prepare for their upcoming Business Pitch Competition! During this short "lightning round" event, you will have the chance to hear multiple business pitches, ask questions, and give feedback. Background in entrepreneurship not necessary! Deep Dive's are generally 1.5-2 hours long taking place during this cohorts regularly scheduled class time. They are more often than not, straight to business! Time for this event is TBD.

Thursday, June 18, 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.

Friday, June 26, 2020
3:00 pm4:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
RISE Reads Q2 Book Recap: Until We Reckon

Join us for a casual recap and discussion around the RISE Reads second quarter book, Until We Reckon by Danielle Sered! We'll talk about what we learned from this book and how we see this within our current state and the reentry process.

Until We Reckon takes an honest look at violent crime and how we must stare it courageously in the face if we truly want to end mass incarceration.

As of 2019, fifty-four percent of people held in state prisons had been convicted of crimes classified as violent. Author Danielle Sered, launched Common Justice, a restorative justice program implementing a survivor-centered process of accountability to carry out repair instead of incarceration.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
8:30 am4:00 pm
Nebraska State Penitentiary, 4201 S 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68502
**CANCELLED** Nebraska State Penitentiary Business Pitch Competition and Graduation

**Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and to ensure the safety of our Builders, volunteers, community and staff, this event has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for future online volunteering opportunities!**

Business Pitch Competitions are the culminating events for our program participants. During a BPC, participants will present their business ideas in a Shark Tank-style competition to panels of volunteers. At the end of the day, participants will graduate from the program in a cap and gown ceremony in front of their family members and loved ones.

Monday, July 27, 2020
3:30 pm5:30 pm
Omaha Correctional Center, 2323 Ave J, Omaha, NE 68110
**CANCELLED** Omaha Correctional Center Deep Dive

**Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and to ensure the safety of our Builders, volunteers, community and staff, this event has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for future online volunteering opportunities!**

Join RISE in helping our Builders prepare for their upcoming Business Pitch Competition! During this event, you will have the chance to hear multiple business pitches, ask questions, and give feedback. Background in entrepreneurship not necessary, but welcomed!

Thursday, August 13, 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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
8:30 am4:00 pm
Omaha Correctional Center - 2323 Ave J, Omaha, NE 68110
Omaha Correctional Center Business Pitch Competition and Graduation

Business Pitch Competitions are the culminating events for our program participants. During a BPC, participants will present their business ideas in a Shark Tank-style competition to panels of volunteers. At the end of the day, participants will graduate from the program in a cap and gown ceremony in front of their family members and loved ones.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 21, 2020

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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