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 Workshops – single session workshops
Single session workshops are offered throughout the year.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020: 10 a.m. to noon – Transforming Fears: Use your fears in a healthy way to reach your full potential.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020: 10 a.m. to noon – Goal Getting: Learn to set goals and make positive changes in your life.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020: 10 a.m. to noon – Positive Self-Affirmations: Identify your positive traits and become your own cheerleader.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020: 10 a.m. to noon – You First: Learn how to improve the quality of your life by identifying and eliminating unnecessary drains on your energy.

Fee is $15 per workshop or $30 for three workshops or all four workshops for $40.00.  Inquire about fee reduction.

RISE 5 – five-session program
Fee is $45. Inquire about fee reduction.
Check website for future dates.

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

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.