Life in transition? What now? The RISE Institute – Reaching Into Self Empowerment – can help you figure out the next steps.

Led by trained staff and volunteers, RISE-6 and RISE-Workshops are ideal for women who are:

  • In transition
  • Learning to build confidence and overcome obstacles
  • Adjusting to an empty nest
  • Contemplating a life change
  • Seeking re-entry into the workforce
  • Looking to increase their self-esteem

As a RISE participant, you will:

  • Learn how to achieve your goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, or healthy relationships
  • Improve your coping skills
  • Tap into your talent
  • Gain strength from past experiences
  • Learn how to make healthy decisions
  • Recognize and extinguish self-defeating thoughts
  • Silence your inner critic

RISE 6 – six-session program
Fee is $45. Inquire about fee reduction.
Next RISE 6 sessions will be Tuesdays, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon:
October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14.

RISE Workshops – single session workshops
Single session workshops are offered throughout the year. Topics are as follows:
Goal Getting: Learn to set goals and make positive changes in your life.
Transforming Fear: Use your fears in a healthy way to reach your full potential.
Positive Self-Affirmations: Identify your positive traits and become your own cheerleader.
You First: Learn how to improve the quality of your life by identifying and eliminating unnecessary drains on your energy.
Forgiveness: The Gift You Give Yourself

Check back for future RISE single session workshop dates.
Fee is $15 per workshop or $30 for three workshops or all four workshops for $40.00.  Inquire about fee reduction.

Pre-registration is required for all RISE programs.
 To enroll or for more information: call (973) 994-4994 or

RISE sessions are held at: NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston, New Jersey; occasionally sessions are offered off-site.