PenFed Credit Union and Rise, a nonprofit providing services in the Hightstown/East Windsor area, announced the launch of their new platform, uRise Powered by PenFed.
uRise Powered by PenFed is an online portal of curated content, available at urise.njrise.org
From connecting with community, managing well-being and mindfulness, and acquiring new skills and knowledge, uRise serves to engage, lift, and inspire our community to discover silver linings in trying times, according to information provided by Waypoint Studios.
uRise celebrates both content creators and content users and has partnered with a variety of content providers, from local corporations to small businesses and individuals, who are sharing their services and unique skill sets with our community in the form of online classes, events, videos and one-on-one connections with users, according to the statement. While many of the portal’s virtual programs will step-stone to in-person programming, much of the online content will continue to be refreshed and remain relevant.
PenFed’s initial $100,000 investment and ongoing support has helped to create a vital and vibrant connection to learning, community and care.
“PenFed is proud to support the Hightstown and East Windsor communities,” PenFed President/CEO and PenFed Foundation CEO James Schenck said in the statement. “PenFed was founded on the credit union mission of people helping people. We understand this has been a challenging year for many. Rise shares in our mission and together we are providing meaningful support to uplift and strengthen our communities.”
The online portal, developed in partnership with Human Experience Systems, provides a gateway for the exchange of content and services created by the community, for the community, according to the statement. The portal is free and accessible for all, includes content for users of all ages and abilities, and can be translated into either English or Spanish to help serve the broadest possible audience.
“uRise will both inspire end-users and celebrate our community collaborators,” Leslie Koppel, executive director of Rise, according to the statement. “Thanks to the continued, generous investment by PenFed Credit Union, many in our common community will feel more hopeful and confident about their families and their futures as we emerge from the trying times of this pandemic, determined to move forward.”