What We Do

Making A Difference

Furthering our cause is the most important goal of our organization. We seek to support, empower, and provide high-quality resources to our community in a safe and secure environment. Our success isn’t measured in terms of wealth or profit margin but by the value,
we provide to those we serve.

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Individual Development Account Program

One Step at a Time

The Individual Development Account program (IDA) at RISE is an opportunity for any refugee or immigrant who has been in the U.S. less than five years to receive assistance in building their financial future!

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Home Purchase

Vehicle Purchase (may only be purchased if required/used for work or education purposes).

Starting your own business

Furthering your education (applies to a variety of higher education options).

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Education Initiatives ENL Adult & Youth Ages 6-25

One Step at a Time

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Aspire

Assistance in achieving academic and career-related goals throughout the year. Meet one-on-one with a counselor to set your goals, then participate in workshops and field trips centered around career goals and preparation, professionalization, college readiness, and building life skills. 

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Aspire, Mentors

Graduates from previous programs will mentor students who have been in the country for five years or less and help guide them through life as a New American.

Aspire Ubuntu: “I am because we are”

A two-week-long summer writing program with the goal of improving student writing, understanding identity, and producing a college essay.

Employment Services

We provide assistance with any employment needs, including searching for jobs, help writing resumes and cover letters, applying for jobs, preparing and attending interviews, etc. ED, and use the #RISEAspire!

Advance @ RISE (Ages 6 – 13)

Advance @ RISE programs provides academic support and enrichment for students in grades 1 - 8. Advance After School

Advance After School runs during the school year, Monday – Thursday, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at our locations on the Southside and Northside of Syracuse, NY. 

Advance Summer

Advance Summer is a 5-week summer program that runs from Monday – Thursday, 1 – 4 pm at locations on the Southside and Northside of Syracuse, NY.

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Case Management & Employment Services

Reinforcing our Commitment

RISE provides all essential services to ensure that all New Americans can live productive lives, engage in their communities, and continue to pursue successful integration. RISE Bridging Case Managers assists refugee & immigrants in navigating everyday tasks that may seem overwhelming or complex, but are ultimately necessary for their path to self-sufficiency.

At Refugee and Immigrants Self Empowerment, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Health Clinic is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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SyRAP Agricultural Program

Helping The Community

SyRAP is a training program for refugees who are interested in starting their own farming business or acquiring farmland. Farmers go through three years of ESOL, agriculture, gardening, marketing, and business training before they lease or buy land on their own. 

There are two facets to the SyRAP Program: the Community Gardens and the Incubator Farm. One of the biggest challenges facing refugee farmers if access to transportation and land. To solve this problem, SyRAP has two community gardens located on the Northside of Syracuse that are near the farmer’s homes. The locations are 120 Seward St. and 2033/2035 Lodi St. The Lodi Street Garden also doubles as a Farmer’s Market to train SyRAP farmers how to sell products to consumers. 

SyRAP farmers additionally have access to an Incubator Farm at the Salt City Harvest Farm in Kirkville, NY, where they are then able to farm on individual 1/4 or 1/8 acre plots. These plots not only increase the growing capacity of the farmers in SyRAP, but it also allows farmers to experiment with specialty crops from their home countries to see how well they grow in the Syracuse climate.

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Women’s Empowerment Program

Empowering Youth & Adult

Aims to bring female refugees & immigrants together in solidarity, to evoke confidence in themselves and their abilities, and to empower through leadership and education.
The Women’s Empowerment Program empowers school-age refugee girls who may have been previously deprived of a social and political voice as they come from cultures where women inhabit more traditional gender roles. Women’s empowerment activities build peer bonding through leadership & team building activities, field trips, and practicing mindfulness. Most importantly, the initiative aims to encourage, preserve, and respect their cultural identity and heritage. 

RISE’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative seeks to:
Inform refugee & immigrant women about the opportunities available to them in their new communities.
Evoke in refugee & immigrant women the importance of education, civic engagement, self-discipline, and life experiences.
Teach refugee & immigrant women how to lead and gain respect of their communities while remaining true to themselves.
Empower refugee & immigrant women by helping them to instill confidence to be their own person.
Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Find out more by contacting us at (315) 214-4480

 
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