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We believe that all individuals have the potential to bolster their skills and overcome obstacles to achieve their goals of continued education.

RISE is a workforce development program that focuses on an individual’s strengths, creating an opportunity to obtain technical training while accessing additional supports. Participants will work alongside a career coach to identify ways to decrease barriers to ensure academic success and job placement.

This unique partnership between  Johnson College, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Institute, and the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has been designed to benefit individuals affected by systemic inequities, open to residents in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.