Get Involved

You can help Rising Hope, Inc. continue its highly successful program in three important ways:

      1. 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.
      2. 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:Donate Button with Credit Cards
      3. 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.

Contact Us

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