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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, April 3, 20208:00 amFriday, April 17, 202011:59 pm
Your Home!
Builder Card Drive!

RISE needs your help to send 385 cards of encouragement to these individuals! This will be a great way to remind Builders that the RISE community is still here and in their corner. Receiving a note from the outside holds a lot of value to someone who is incarcerated and can make a lasting impact!

Get detailed information on cards in the Related Links below!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
https://zoom.us/j/230305301
RISE Builder Supper Club

RISE Builders! Please join the Reentry Team for the first ever RISE Builder Supper Club tomorrow night! Every Tuesday at 6pm!
Our first Supper Clubs will take place over Zoom every Tuesday, and as soon as we're able, we'll be having them in-person!

Who: RISE Builders
Where: https://zoom.us/j/230305301
When: Tuesday at 6pm!
Why: A regular meeting for Builder's to come together in community with others who have similar experiences.

RSVP's appreciated, but not required: https://forms.gle/FLkXj13xVB9Jk34LA

Friday, April 10, 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!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/758476323

Meeting ID: 758 476 323

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
https://zoom.us/j/230305301
RISE Builder Supper Club

RISE Builders! Please join the Reentry Team for the first ever RISE Builder Supper Club tomorrow night! Every Tuesday at 6pm!
Our first Supper Clubs will take place over Zoom every Tuesday, and as soon as we're able, we'll be having them in-person!

Who: RISE Builders
Where: https://zoom.us/j/230305301
When: Tuesday at 6pm!
Why: A regular meeting for Builder's to come together in community with others who have similar experiences.

RSVP's appreciated, but not required: https://forms.gle/FLkXj13xVB9Jk34LA

Friday, April 17, 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!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/758476323

Meeting ID: 758 476 323

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
8:30 am3:00 pm
Nebraska State Penitentiary, 4201 S 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68502
CANCELLED - Nebraska State Penitentiary Coaching Day

*THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

**At this time, in-prison events scheduled for April are now cancelled and we anticipate more in the next few months ahead. We are in close contact with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and following suggested state guidelines and will continue to do so as we move forward.**

Coaching Days are an opportunity for our Builders to receive feedback on their resumes, personal statements, and interview skills. This Coaching Day event will also consist of networking and empathy building exercises.

Coaching Days are the perfect "first-timer" event! If you're a recurring volunteer, we highly encourage you to bring a new friend, group, spouse, or co-worker with you!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 3, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
https://zoom.us/j/230305301
RISE Builder Supper Club

RISE Builders! Please join the Reentry Team for the first ever RISE Builder Supper Club tomorrow night! Every Tuesday at 6pm!
Our first Supper Clubs will take place over Zoom every Tuesday, and as soon as we're able, we'll be having them in-person!

Who: RISE Builders
Where: https://zoom.us/j/230305301
When: Tuesday at 6pm!
Why: A regular meeting for Builder's to come together in community with others who have similar experiences.

RSVP's appreciated, but not required: https://forms.gle/FLkXj13xVB9Jk34LA

Friday, April 24, 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!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/758476323

Meeting ID: 758 476 323

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
9:00 am3:30 pm
Omaha Correctional Center - 2323 Ave J, Omaha, NE 68110
CANCELLED - Omaha Correctional Center Coaching Day

*THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

**At this time, in-prison events scheduled for April are now cancelled and we anticipate more in the next few months ahead. We are in close contact with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and following suggested state guidelines and will continue to do so as we move forward.**

Coaching Days are an opportunity for our Builders to receive feedback on their resumes, personal statements, and interview skills. This Coaching Day event will also consist of networking and empathy building exercises.

Coaching Days are the perfect "first-timer" event! If you're a recurring volunteer, we highly encourage you to bring a new friend, group, spouse, or co-worker with you!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 17, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
6:00 pm8:00 pm
https://zoom.us/j/230305301
RISE Builder Supper Club

RISE Builders! Please join the Reentry Team for the first ever RISE Builder Supper Club tomorrow night! Every Tuesday at 6pm!
Our first Supper Clubs will take place over Zoom every Tuesday, and as soon as we're able, we'll be having them in-person!

Who: RISE Builders
Where: https://zoom.us/j/230305301
When: Tuesday at 6pm!
Why: A regular meeting for Builder's to come together in community with others who have similar experiences.

RSVP's appreciated, but not required: https://forms.gle/FLkXj13xVB9Jk34LA

RISE Reentry Mentor Training - Online 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.

This will be an online training day! Check back for more information soon!

Friday, May 1, 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!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/758476323

Meeting ID: 758 476 323

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
12:00 am11:59 pm
RISE: 3555 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131
Omaha Gives! RISE

Omaha Gives! is a day to celebrate the work of local nonprofits! This 24-hour giving day is not only a way to amplify the charitable donations for organizations like ours, but to really get excited about they work they do.

https://www.omahagives.org/SeeUsRise/overview

At RISE, it is our mission that all people will find freedom from cycles of incarceration. Our inside/out program works with people living inside the Nebraska correctional facilities and focuses on character development, job readiness, and entrepreneurship.
Program graduates receive a RISE completion certificate and Certificate in Career Readiness from the University of Nebraska Omaha's School of Business Administration.

RISE offers program graduates case management support upon release. Post-release services include a business incubator, reentry planning, job readiness training and transitional housing.

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

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.

Monday, June 22, 2020
8:30 am3:00 pm
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, 1107 Recharge Rd, York, NE 68467
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women  Coaching Day

Coaching Days are an opportunity for our Builders to receive feedback on their resumes, personal statements, and interview skills. This Coaching Day event will also consist of networking and empathy building exercises.

Coaching Days are the perfect "first-timer" event! If you're a recurring volunteer, we highly encourage you to bring a new friend, group, spouse, or co-worker with you!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 4, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
8:30 am4:00 pm
Nebraska State Penitentiary, 4201 S 14th St, Lincoln, NE 68502
Nebraska State Penitentiary 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: JUNE 2, 2020

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

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!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
8:30 am3:00 pm
Tecumseh State Correctional Institution | 2725 NE-50, Tecumseh, NE 68450
Tecumseh State Correctional Institute Coaching Day

Coaching Days are an opportunity for our Builders to receive feedback on their resumes, personal statements, and interview skills. This Coaching Day event will also consist of networking and empathy building exercises.

Coaching Days are the perfect "first-timer" event! If you're a recurring volunteer, we highly encourage you to bring a new friend, group, spouse, or co-worker with you!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 23, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
3:30 pm5:30 pm
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, 1107 Recharge Rd, York, NE 68467
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women Deep Dive

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!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 24, 2020

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
8:30 am4:00 pm
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, 1107 Recharge Rd, York, NE 68467
Nebraska Correctional Center for Women 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 4, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Tecumseh State Correctional Institution | 2725 NE-50, Tecumseh, NE 68450
Tecumseh State Correctional Institute Deep Dive

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!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 18, 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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
8:30 am4:00 pm
Tecumseh State Correctional Institution | 2725 NE-50, Tecumseh, NE 68450
Tecumseh State Correctional Institute 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: SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

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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