Fulcrum Institute | 211 West Augusta | Spokane, WA 99205 | 509-838-2799

Resources to Initiate Successful Employment (RISE)

RISE will enhance the current BFET program by adding a standardized approach to comprehensive case management (CCM), work-based learning (WBL), and Strategies for Success (SFS).  CCM includes coaching, navigation and providing or referring participants to other services as needed. WBL can include unsubsidized and subsidized employment, pre-apprenticeships, work-study, internships, career exploration and development of a career pathway, and the integration of vocational skills and employability skills with on-the-job-training, community jobs, transitional jobs, and employer engagement.  SFS are instructor led discussions which could include topics such as balancing work and life stress management, problem solving, and critical thinking, which assist with enabling individual’s to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.  These additional services will assist clients in barrier resolution and gaining experience needed to become self-sufficient. 

RISE is part of a national study on the effectiveness of SNAP employment and training programs that will inform policy makers when making decisions about work programs in future Farm Bills.  As such, FNS is requiring random assignment as a part of the pilot’s robust evaluation process required under the 2014 Farm Bill.  Random assignment is the gold standard for determining whether an intervention causes the desired outcomes.  It allows for simple analysis and interpretation and is more reliable than other methods.  This is the method that policymakers have confidence in and is the required method for participation in the pilot.  

All participants in RISE will be randomly assigned to either RISE (treatment) or BFET (control) groups.  Pilot participants will be randomly assigned to the treatment and control group on a 50/50 ratio, with the exception of youth ages 16-17 who will be randomly assigned on a seventy percent treatment thirty percent control group ratio due to a lack of resources available to this population. 

If you are interested in becoming a RISE program client you will need to call and schedule an intake appointment. New RISE/BFET clients will meet with a case manager for an intake, which will consist of information about the program and process. The case manager will assess a client’s strengths and interests to find a target career field that will best fit with the client. They will also help to identify and address any barriers the client is experiencing in finding and keeping a job.

The RISE office is located at The Fulcrum Institute 222 West Mission Suite 250, Spokane, WA 99205  Our phone number is 509-795-8699. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Fulcrum Institute 
211 West Augusta
Spokane, WA 99205
(509) 838.2799