RiSE provides local refugee and immigrant women economic opportunity in textile production through multi-level sewing classes, business training, and a functioning cut & sew workshop.

Skills Training

RiSE gives local refugee and immigrant women the opportunity to develop or strengthen sewing skills through free classes that meet once a week for two hours. The women learn through project-based guidance, targeting two skill levels of beginner and intermediate.

Integrated within the instruction are English-skills learning, relationship-building, and social integration for women who are from countries around the world. 

Economic Opportunity

We connect women with business owners who can hire them for at-home production. This gives economic empowerment to seamstresses while still allowing them to care for their children and they earn income. 


We are in the process of establishing a small batch production workshop. This will enable us to provide income for more women by connecting with small businesses who need a "cut and sew" workforce. Our RiSE Cut & Sew Workshop is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.  

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