Upcoming Events

May 03
CANNABIS LABYRINTH WORKSHOP
The Imperia - 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873

About Us

Purpose

To provide transferable job readiness training and financial literacy to the unemployed, underemployed, veterans reintegrating with society, intellectually disabled adults and ex-offenders.

Vision

Upper Rung Center envisions a community in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vibrant, healthy lives for themselves and their families.

Mission

Upper Rung Center will promote success by removing the barriers to employment, and provide access to information to enhance the quality of life of each member of our community.

Creating Changes That Matter

Intellectually Disabled Adults

20% of New Jersey residents are intellectually disabled adults. They are unemployed and underemployed.

Veterans

Three million veterans have returned from military service over the past ten years, and another million are expected to return to civilian life over the next five years.  Many of these returning service members will be re-joining the civilian workforce and are in need of transitional support.

Ex-offenders

The City of Trenton has a very high recidivism rate because returning offenders are faced with limited employment opportunities, no driving privileges, restricted access to affordable housing, and the social stigma of being an “ex-con”.

 

 

 

 

 

How does Upper Rung benefit individuals?

...or maybe how does Upper Rung benefits communities?

Who We Are?

Our programs and partnerships help people to succeed economically.
Upper Rung Center is making a positive change in the lives of the community by helping individuals/families create economic opportunities by:

  • Removing the barriers to employment
  • Providing access to information
  • Providing job readiness training
  • Provide financial literacy training
  • Providing business training
  • Providing business incubation
  • Providing professional business consulting & coaching
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Upper Rung Center is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit, who provides transferable job readiness training and financial literacy to the unemployed, underemployed, veterans reintegrating with society, intellectually disabled adults and ex-offenders.

Upper Rung Center envisions a community in which the most vulnerable people will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vibrant, healthy lives for themselves and their families

Upper Rung Center will promote success by removing the barriers to employment, and provide access to information to enhance the quality of life of each member of our community.