That all people find freedom from cycles of incarceration.
At RISE, transformation starts pre-release and continues post-release. Our inside/out model bridges incarceration to the community and considers all the critical steps in that journey. We prepare and train people for each phase through intensive character development, employment readiness, job creation through entrepreneurship and case management. We transform people in the community by building awareness and empathy that leads to support and opportunity. These connections heal families, create employment pathways and lower recidivism.
Leading with unwavering love through equal parts accountability and grace. Love that recognizes second chances are given with both compassion and empowerment.
Walking alongside people for personal and community betterment. Meeting people where they’re at in a current moment with empathy, encouragement, and altruism.
Challenging one's past through courage, curiosity, adaptability, and action. Building creative ways to find solutions while being an active drive in the direction of your life.
Addressing obstacles head-on and setting goals despite them. Building second chances by harnessing one’s strengths, drive, and passion.
Guiding people in finding purpose to restore lives and develop safer communities from the inside out.