Rise programs help our local community.

We’re all about helping our neighbors in any ways we can. Our programs are designed to assist local families and individuals in recovering from setbacks and achieving their full potential.

Youth and Teens

Part of our programming at Rise is a commitment to serving local youth and teens, and encouraging them to give back to their community as well.

Health and Wellness

At Rise, we strive to approach our clients holistically – responding equally to both external and internal needs. Nutrition, parenting, health screenings – we partner with local agencies to bring a variety of services to our clients.

Food and Shelter

We rise every day to help our neighbors fill their cupboards and make ends meet, through our food pantry, community dinners, community garden, and emergency assistance programs.

English Language Learners (ELLs)

ELLs is a needs-based program. All skill levels welcome! Learn to read and write English with more confidence and ease. This is a 10 to 12 week program with experienced instructors and volunteers.

uRise Community Portal

From connecting with community, managing well-being and mindfulness, and acquiring new skills and knowledge, uRise Powered by PenFed serves to engage, lift, and inspire our communities in the Hightstown and East Windsor areas of New Jersey.

From weekly groceries and back-to-school backpacks, to health and wellness and college readiness, Rise extends a helping hand to those struggling to meet day-to-day needs and a leg up in those reaching for dreams within sight.


bags of food were distributed at the food pantry in 2022


bags of personal care items were distributed at the food pantry in 2022


bags of baby supplies were distributed at the food pantry in 2022

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