We would love for you to become part of our amazing program!

Donations cover the costs of text and reference books, videos, computers, office supplies, and postage. Since we are staffed only by volunteers, our program is very cost effective. $300 provides one student a year of college-level education. It costs $600 per student to open a new branch at another correctional facility.

Donate online, or mail your checks payable to “Rising Hope, Inc.” to:

Rising Hope, Inc.
260 King’s Mall Ct. #124
Kingston, NY 12401

Your contributions are tax-deductible. Rising Hope, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.


We are always searching for qualified volunteer teachers.  A Master’s degree is required, and we have several teachers with doctorates.  If you have a Bachelor’s degree and would like to serve as a teaching assistant, we would like to hear from you.

Read about our current impressive faculty.


Inside correctional facilities:

Be a mentor, supervising study sessions and helping students.

Outside correctional facilities:

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.

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