RISE

2020 Quarter 1 Volunteer Update

By Chantal Randall, Volunteer Relations Manager

The RISE Community of Builders, Volunteers, and Staff are some of the toughest people we know. Our relationships with each other have been rooted in empathy and hope amid great adversity. Because of this, it was no surprise to us that so many volunteers quickly responded to the call to serve Builders in unique ways amidst the COVID-19 Crisis!

As staff and Builders learn to navigate this new, temporary "normal", we are working on creative ways to keep everyone connected. An immediate way to support Builders, both on the inside and out, is to share any words of encouragement that are put on your heart via email with us. We will make sure to pass them on to the Builders! Volunteers have also offered to review Builders' resumes and personal statements online and provide feedback. We are hoping to have this underway at the end of April as Builders are completing these assignments. We are also exploring having volunteers record career-specific tutorials for our in-prison classes. Stay tuned!

RISE has established an Emergency Reentry Fund in anticipation of providing assistance to our graduates that have returned to the community or who are returning amid this turbulent time. Reentry in itself is a crisis. Trying to transition successfully during a worldwide crisis is unchartered and twice as challenging. RISE will continue to aid returning Builders with 'business-as-usual" services, while being equipped and aware of the special needs of our Builders that are sure to arise as time goes by during this COVID -19 crisis. 

As mentioned above, RISE is a community and we have to take care of all parts of the whole to be healthy. That includes you as a RISE volunteer! We couldn’t do this work without you. Please join us for RISE and Shine Online: Zoom Edition Friday mornings at 8 am and RISE Reads book club! We look forward to connecting with you, especially during this time of isolation and social distancing.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and patience. Be safe, be well.

Email Chantal

May 2020

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

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!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Friday, May 8, 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!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Friday, May 15, 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!

Omaha Gives! RISE

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.

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Friday, May 22, 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!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

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!