You can help Rising Hope, Inc. continue its highly successful program in three important ways:
- Teach—We often have openings for qualified volunteer teachers. A Master’s degree is required. We have several teachers with doctorates as well. If you have a bachelors degree and would like to serve as a teaching assistant we would like to hear from you.
- Donate–We need benefactors who can donate money to buy textbooks and materials for our programs. Since we have no paid staff, our program is very cost effective. We can provide a year of college-level education for about $300 per student. It costs us about $600 per student to open a new branch at another prison. Our biggest expense is for textbooks, reference books, videos, , computers, office supplies and postage. Rising Hope, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and contributions are tax deductible. You can send a check to the address below under “Contact Us,” or you can use this button to donate using a credit card or a PayPal account:
- Collaborate–You can collaborate in one of two areas:
Inside the prison—
Be a mentor, supervising study sessions and helping students.
Outside the prison—
Arrange a gathering at your place of worship or community organization where a Rising Hope alumnus can share his experiences with Rising Hope and its impact on his life.
Our mailing address (where you can send tax-deductible donations — please make checks payable to Rising Hope, Inc.) is::
Rising Hope, Inc.
230 King’s Mall Ct. #124
Kingston, NY 12401
If you’d like to volunteer your time as one of our instructors or in another role, please call Susan Ulrich at Rising Hope (914) 276-7848, or send her an email at email@example.com