Training and education delivered with Respect, Integrity, Service, and Equity.
We stand for workers.
We deliver outstanding training, education, and benefit navigation to care providers and public sector workers, with a focus on equity and worker-employer collaboration.
RISE Partnership formed in 2019, when leaders of three labor-management trusts decided to create an entity that would improve delivery of training and benefits, leveraging coordination and resources for the best worker experience.
Working together has proven to be a huge success! Today, RISE’s educational mission overlaps with those of six labor-management trusts and goes much further: Our mission is to be the leading nonprofit, adult-education organization in Oregon by delivering outstanding training and education to care providers and public sector workers, with a focus on equity and worker-employer collaboration.
- Melissa Unger, President
- Brian Rüdiger, Executive Director
- Joy’e Willman, Personal Support Worker, Portland
- Rebecca Sandoval, Homecare Worker, Medford
Our team members are passionate about supporting workers.