May Monthly Newsletter

May 2021
Rise Up Project is an initiative that provides essential job skills to help enter and advance in the workplace. We consist of a group of diverse professionals volunteering our time to assist those that need a little extra support during a time of unprecedented unemployment and job challenges.UPCOMING BOOTCAMPS
Summer is just around the corner which means you might have some extra time on your hands to brush up on those skills! Below are our upcoming bootcamps for June and July. Please share the sign up link with your network!
June 3 (Sessions on Thursdays) 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET / 5:00pm – 6:30pm PT
July 6 (Sessions on Tuesdays) 6:30pm – 8:00pm ET / 3:30pm – 5:00pm PT
Sign Up for a Bootcamp

Know Your Worth & Ask For it: TED Talk

The last session of each Rise Up Bootcamp is a panel in which we encourage our participants to ask other RUP volunteers any questions that they may have. We host the panel as a way for our participants to interact with others and gain different perspectives from other individuals in addition to their coaches. One common question that we receive is how to facilitate salary negotiation when being extended an offer. In this TED Talk, Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.

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Safeena Kassoo, RUP Alumni February 2021
“I’m thankful to my Rise Up coaches for being so incredibly encouraging and providing me guidance for the past 7 weeks. Their efforts to lift others up and empower a group of women who were once strangers have been so remarkable, and I appreciate all the work they put in to better prepare us for our careers. My skills have definitely improved since the start of bootcamp, which is a direct result of their work.”

Meet Ally Tan, Coach & Newsletter Editor
In my professional life, I work in Human Resources in the higher education industry. I started volunteering with Rise Up Project because I believe in their mission to uplift others in functional job searching areas, especially those of marginalized communities. I was a first-generation college graduate and want to provide my expertise with others. In my spare time, I love to be with my dog Honey, who I adopted in May 2020. She is my ultimate best friend and keeps me on my toes!

RECENT GRADUATESCongratulations to our most recent Rise Up graduates from our March session! Ana and Jeff are extremely proud to have been your coaches and wish you the best in your future!
Kana ArimaHospitality
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Nicol Rojas-Garcia– Hospitality
Nicole SavoyHuman Resources

United Way of Gloucester County
The mission of the United Way of Gloucester County is to be the leader in building community capacity to foster individual well being. Through collaboration with the United Way, consumers and providers of health and human services in Gloucester County will be more self-sufficient. Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people. Connected, Interdependent, United. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED. Our events connect small businesses, local non-profits, individuals, volunteers, and students to resources and networking events to help build a better Gloucester County. To learn more about the United Way of Gloucester County and the work they are doing, please visit their website at

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