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We’re often asked for the success stories of our Builders. And we get excited to profess that we have an abundance of them! While our reentry program teaches a lot about business ideation and entrepreneurship to the men and women in the Nebraska prison system, it also teaches forgiveness, accountability and ways to heal families. And this is where we set our bar of success.

Omaha Gives!, is a year-round giving platform organized by the Omaha Community Foundation that hosts an annual 24-hour online donation drive for nonprofits in Omaha, Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties.

The RISE Omaha Alumni Association gathered at the Nebraska Enterprise Fund to meet with Heartland B-cycle and take the CliftonStrength assessment.

RISE Nebraska graduates 14 Builders from the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women in York, Nebraska.

We're hearing RISE Omaha Builder success stories daily! We couldn't be more proud! Follow along to hear how one Builder took a small task and made a big impact on a future employer!

22 RISE graduates at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution! Check out their progress and special day here!

Many citizens in our state will be paroling quickly over the next few years based on a federal mandate to get overcrowding down by 2020. RISE and other reentry groups are working diligently to make that transition as smooth as possible both pre-and post-release, but we need help from our community.

Volunteering with a Nebraska nonprofit like RISE is just as much about empathy and resilience as it is job creation and lowering recidivism. For us, they are synonymous. Find out what it feels like to volunteer with RISE on the blog today!