Standing for resources, independence, success, and employment, the RISE Initiative offers individualized support for young adults up to age 30 while they work on the basics of getting a job, such as resume building, job application submission, interviewing, and networking.

From the moment they walk through the door, participants are paired with a career coach for an employment assessment, work-readiness evaluations, and short and long term career planning that is based on their skills and experiences. Alumni receive a transportation pass for up to six months to ensure they can get to work and continue to receive case management support. Monthly workshops are offered on life skills basics obtaining insurance and completing a tax return.

RISE works in close partnership with the Employment Center at ECS. With educational and mentoring support, these motivated young people leave our program with a commitment to both professional and personal growth.