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Rising Through Economic Mobility

Our community platform empowers entry to mid-level job seekers to find careers, training, and wraparound services to get and keep a job. 

How do we rise? Together.
We make it easier to find and stay on a fulfilling career pathway by providing job seekers from underserved communities with the tools to manage their employment journey, discover relevant jobs, training, and resources, and receive timely guidance from a network of support. We also work with employers and support organizations (such as nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and foundations) to gain valuable insight into their communities and support their efforts to find and retain overlooked workforce talent.

Join us in helping communities and cities rise.

Get Started
The Job Seekers Journey
1

Register for a free profile on RiseKit

Create a custom-profile to track progress and receive email and text alerts, and personalize your experience.
2

Create or upload your resume

Input past work experience, education, and skills to create a professional resume.
3

Fill out your journey questionnaire.

We want to understand how we can best support your job search and learn what might be standing in the way of you finding and keeping a job.
4

Gain access to training programs & supportive services.

Browse our network of resources to maximize your potential and offer skills training needed to secure higher-paying jobs and opportunities.
5

Get hired & help your city Rise!

Apply to available positions listed on our job board, secure interviews, and gain employment. Share your experience using RiseKit to help someone else in your city rise.
We are here to help.

We stand for a world where a person’s barriers, zip code, and history do not unfairly define the careers they can create and the life they’re destined to live!

We help communities rise by empowering entry to mid-level job candidates with the necessary tools to seek and gain fulfilling careers. Through our community platform, we allow an extensive network of employers, nonprofits, city governments, and workforce development organizations to gain valuable insight into their communities and hire often overlooked local talent.

Our network is your network.
Chicago DFSS
AIDS Foundation Of Chicago
The Safe and Sound Return Partnership (SSRP) is a three-year program that will help coordinate services for returning citizens living with HIV and AIDS. SSRP will leverage the existing infrastructure of AFC’s Correction Program, which has partners within the Cermak Health Services/Cook County Jail, Cook County’s public health system while strengthening existing partnerships and establishing new collaborations.
Community Council of Greater Dallas
Yearup
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
Teamwork Englewood
Teamwork Englewood's mission is to improve the quality of life of the residents and stakeholders of Englewood by facilitating economic, educational and social opportunities.
i.c. stars
i.c.stars works to activate a technology community of change agents to power social and economic freedom. Working with low-income young adults, providing them with employment opportunities and preparing them for community-based advocacy allows us to achieve our social purpose.
Defy Ventures
Defy’s entrepreneurial programs equip formally incarcerated individuals with new skills, new connections, and a new belief to match their new purpose, and succeed in their new life of economic independence. Their vision is to cut recidivism in half by leveraging entrepreneurship to increase economic opportunities + transform lives.
Genesys Works (Chicago)
Genesys Works' mission is to provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. We envision a future when all youth finish high school equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency.

Impact & News

Nonprofit Profile: The Ideal Candidate
November 1, 2020
Nonprofit Profile: The Ideal Candidate
The Ideal Candidate is an award winning nonprofit training academy that connects diverse talent to corporate partners
How reentry programs help build more successful communities
October 29, 2020
How reentry programs help build more successful communities
There are almost 7M formerly incarcerated people living in the US today. Most, if not all of these persons participated in some formal process to re-enter society. Thinking about the journey each person had to take to re-enter their communities and what programs helped them to do so led us to write this 2-part series
RiseKit announces $1.4M round of funding
October 22, 2020
RiseKit announces $1.4M round of funding
RiseKit is excited to work with a group of amazing investors to empower people from underserved communities to create the lives they are destined to live
Let's rise together.
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