RISE—Refugee and Immigrant Services for Employment
Many foreign-born individuals come to the U.S. bringing unique skills, talents and backgrounds, but it can be difficult navigating the workplace in a new country. RISE is a career development program for immigrants and refugees that offers individualized career services, including assistance developing a professional resume, help navigating the application and hiring process, support in transferring professional skills and credentials, introductions to local and regional employers, and advice for adjusting to the American workplace.
RISE is currently offered across the city, with two focus areas in Northview Heights and South Hills.
Northview Heights: If you live in the Northview Heights or a surrounding community and are interested in learning more about RISE, contact Kristen Tsapis at 412-622-4065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Hills: If you live in the South Hills or a surrounding community and are interested in learning more about RISE, contact Elizabeth Ringler-Jayanthan at 412-376-7026 or email@example.com.
Contact Director of Programs
Naomi Tannenbaum at
(412) 742-4362 or
The following funders make the RISE program possible: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Jefferson Regional Foundation, and Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation, Inc., and Howard & Nell E. Miller Foundation, and Kia America.