The RISE ( reentry organization is thankful to receive iPads from the Bellevue Papillion Rotary Club as a means of case management support. The portability is essential to reentry specialists working one-on-one with program participants navigating their reentry post-incarceration.

The Bellevue Papillion Rotary Club is one of thousands worldwide striving to serve communities. That effort has taken many shapes from eradicating polio in the world to more local projects.

Rotary Club President Joe Mangiamelli said, “We felt the mission of RISE to be in line with our core of ‘Service above Self’ and we wanted to find a way to assist in the mission. Our Club board thought an updated ability to track clients might be helpful and suggested the purchase of the tablets for the client case managers.”

“Thank you to Rotary International and the Bellevue Papillion Rotary Club for their financial donation to RISE. The donation allowed RISE to purchase six iPads for our reentry specialists and case,” says Jeremy Bouman, RISE executive director.

RISE is the largest nonprofit in Nebraska focused on habilitative programming in prisons and reentry support. At RISE, transformation starts pre-release, continuing post-release. With an inside/out model bridging incarceration to the community, RISE has served 590 incarcerated individuals, returning citizens, and families impacted by the criminal justice system. RISE’s mission is to break generational cycles of incarceration with tough love, withness, entrepreneurial mindset, grit, and rebuilding. For more information, visit