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Upcoming Events

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, August 14, 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!

Friday, August 21, 2020Friday, August 28, 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 August 28, 2020.
- There are no prerequisites to volunteer for the Modified Coaching Event! If you have ever spent time in the workforce, you're qualified!

Friday, August 21, 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!

Friday, August 28, 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, September 1, 2020
8:30 am4:00 pm
Omaha Correctional Center - 2323 Ave J, Omaha, NE 68110
Omaha Correctional Center *VIRTUAL* Business Pitch Competition and Graduation

Business Pitch Competitions are the culminating events for our program participants. During a "normal" 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.

During this virtual event, Volunteers trained and approved within the NDCS will judge the top 5 finalists via Zoom.

Nebraska State Penitentiary *VIRTUAL* Business Pitch Competition and Graduation

Business Pitch Competitions are the culminating events for our program participants. During a "normal" 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.

During this virtual event, Volunteers trained and approved within the NDCS will judge the top 5 finalists via Zoom.

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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