RISE: Restorative Integrated Self-Education


Meet the Team

Eric Gentry 

Marvin Warren

Victor Camarena

Virginia Criswell

Abby Patton 

Dr. Stacy Thompson

Rudy Howell

Become a RISE Scholar

The RISE Program was created to support current and prospective formerly incarcerated and systems impacted students of Chabot. Whether you have ever been to juvenile hall, jail or prison, or impacted by a relative who has, the RISE Program is here for you.

RISE Program


  • Book Purchase and supplies (each semester)
  • Designated RISE Academic Counselors, Career and Transfer Preparation
  • Full support with enrollment
  • Transportation Assistance, parking pass, and snacks
  • Substance Abuse Support
  • RISE Study Hall Cohort
  • Weekly RISE Scholar Meetings
  • Rootz2Rise Men’s Support Group (LMFT Facilitated)
  • Women’s Empowerment Circle (LMFT Facilitated)
  • Peer mentorship and Tutoring
  • Workshops and activities
  • RISE led by formerly incarcerated individuals 
  • And more!
  • Be a formerly incarcerated or system impacted individual (Language Guide)
  • Be a current Chabot College Student

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Eric Gentry
Program Coordinator

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