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“My life has been forever changed –
not by prison bars, but by education and love.”

— Rising Hope Alumnus

Rising Hope, Inc. provides college-level courses to people incarcerated in New York State correctional facilities.  These currently include Sing Sing,  Fishkill, and Woodbourne Correctional Facilities… <more>

Kimberly Malone, hosts a conversation with Rising Hope alumni Jermaine Archer and Kenyatta Hughes

What our alumni are saying…

“My time in Rising Hope really changed the direction of my life”

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“I am forever grateful to the Rising Hope family that gave me HOPE and helped me RISE above water when I was sinking deep into misery”

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“Going through the program gave me a sense of pride and accomplishment I had never gotten anywhere before”

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“Rising Hope has been the most important teaching assignment I’ve ever had”

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“I am regularly inspired by the wisdom and depth the students have to offer”

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“These classes were the most personally satisfying of my university teaching career”

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Read more about the Rising Hope Faculty


We are determined to continue to offer Rising Hope to men who want to transform their lives through the education we provide”

— Rising Hope Coordinator

Read more on Rising Hope during COVID-19


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