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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.


The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, January 27, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, January 28, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

Come out to learn more about RISE's 2022 Policy Agenda and what the legislature is doing to address the overcrowding and understaffing crisis in the correctional system - to include the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Initiative and building a new prison. Learn how you can get involved in policy and advocacy!

Thursday, February 3, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

Come out to learn more about RISE's 2022 Policy Agenda and what the legislature is doing to address the overcrowding and understaffing crisis in the correctional system - to include the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Initiative and building a new prison. Learn how you can get involved in policy and advocacy!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, February 4, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
The Bike Union | 1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Come out to learn more about RISE's 2022 Policy Agenda and what the legislature is doing to address the overcrowding and understaffing crisis in the correctional system - to include the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Initiative and building a new prison. Learn how you can get involved in policy and advocacy!

Friday, February 4, 2022
5:30 pm7:30 pm
Culxr House | 3014 N 24th St.
Omaha, NE 68110
US

The RISE Family Wellness Collective will be showcasing the end of their current cohort with a short skit and monologue night! Part of healing from trauma is being able to tell your story and creating a safe space to be heard and we'd love for you to join and support their hard work.

A HUGE thank you to Theater Artist, Lucas Pérez-Leahy for helping us produce the skits!

We will also be live-streaming this event. You can register here:
https://bit.ly/3FCY3S7

Tentative Itinerary:
• 5:30pm socialize and food
• 6:10pm Welcome
• 40 minutes of skits and monologues
• Event wraps up at 7:30pm

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, February 10, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Please join us for breakfast in Omaha as we celebrate everyone that makes RISE special! ALL are welcome to join!

We'll be highlighting all the ways our volunteers, donors and community members have made an impact in the RISE program as well as sharing important information on what to expect in 2022. Whether you've volunteered in the past, are considering it this year, or simply would like more information, we'd love to have you! Bring a friend!

We will also be live-streaming this event for those that would like to attend virtually. Please register below and check the "I will attend virtually" box so we can send you a Zoom link prior to the event.

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

ndie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.

Join us for a preview screening of the new documentary Apart, followed by a live panel discussion featuring:

- Alana Alexander, Youth & Family Program Associate, RISE Prison Reentry Program
- Leah Butler, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska Omaha
- Chantal Randall, Volunteer Relations Manager, RISE Prison Reentry Program

About the Film

This intimate portrait examines the impact of America’s war on drugs through three mothers attempting to rebuild lives derailed by drugs and prison. As Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda prepare to rejoin their families after years of incarceration, they enter an innovative prison program in Cleveland, Ohio where they lean on each other and mentors who have also been in prison. With the hope of redemption on the horizon, the women work to regain the trust of their children and combat stigmas associated with people who have been incarcerated.

Apart premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, February 21 on PBS.org and on the PBS Video App.

For more information about this film and other virtual screenings, be sure to visit NebraskaPublicMedia.org/engage.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships.

This intimate portrait examines the impact of America’s war on drugs through three mothers attempting to rebuild lives derailed by drugs and prison. As Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda prepare to rejoin their families after years of incarceration, they enter an innovative prison program in Cleveland, Ohio where they lean on each other and mentors who have also been in prison. With the hope of redemption on the horizon, the women work to regain the trust of their children and combat stigmas associated with people who have been incarcerated.

Thursday, February 17, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, February 18, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, February 24, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Please join us for breakfast in Lincoln as we celebrate everyone that makes RISE special! ALL are welcome to join!

We'll be highlighting all the ways our volunteers, donors and community members have made an impact in the RISE program this year as well as sharing important information on what to expect in 2022. Whether you've volunteered in the past, are considering it this year, or simply would like more information, we'd love to have you!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, March 3, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, March 4, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, March 10, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, March 11, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, March 17, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, March 18, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, March 24, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, March 25, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, March 31, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, April 1, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, April 7, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, April 8, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, April 14, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, April 15, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, April 21, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, April 22, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, April 28, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, April 29, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, May 5, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, May 6, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!

The Mill at Telegraph

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! 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 community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Thursday, May 12, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

Friday, May 13, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and 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!


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