PenFed Credit Union and Rise Partner to Launch “uRise”, a Local Resource for Learning, Community and Care.

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J./TYSONS, Va., May 25, 2021PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second largest federal credit union, and Rise, a nonprofit providing services in the Hightstown/East Windsor area, today announced the launch of their new platform, “uRise Powered by PenFed” (

“uRise Powered by PenFed” is an online portal of curated content. 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.

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. 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,” said PenFed President/CEO and PenFed Foundation CEO James Schenck. “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 our community, for our community.  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,” states Leslie Koppel, Executive Director of Rise. “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.”

Información para contactar la prensa

Unión de crédito PenFed:
Spencer Kenyon, Communications Sr. Manager

Leslie Koppel, Directora Ejecutiva

Human Experience Systems:
Ben Bakelaar, Founder

Acerca de PenFed Credit Union

Establecida en 1935, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) es la segunda cooperativa de ahorro y crédito federal más grande de Estados Unidos, y presta servicios a más de 2.1 millones de miembros en todo el mundo con más de $26 mil millones en activos. PenFed Credit Union ofrece certificados, cheques, tarjetas de crédito, préstamos personales, hipotecas, préstamos para automóviles, préstamos para estudiantes y una amplia gama de otros servicios financieros. Nuestra misión es capacitar a los miembros de nuestra comunidad para que logren su bienestar financiero. PenFed Credit Union está asegurada federalmente por la NCUA y es un prestamista de vivienda equitativa. Para obtener más información sobre PenFed Credit Union, visite, haga clic en Me gusta en Facebook y síganos @PenFed en Twitter. ¿Interesado en trabajar para PenFed? Visítanos en LinkedIn. Estamos orgullosos de ser un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener más información sobre Rise, visite PenFed.orgme gusta en Facebook y síganos @nj_rise en Twitter.

Sobre uRise

Rise, fundada en 1967, se esfuerza por ser el centro de los servicios de apoyo social en el área de Hightstown / East Windsor, creando un entorno productivo y cohesivo donde las familias prosperan y se sienten valoradas, seguras y optimistas sobre su futuro. Además de uRise Powered by PenFed, Rise también opera Rise Pantry, la tienda socialempresarial Rise Thrift Store, el campamento de verano de enriquecimiento académico Rise y muchos otros programas.  Para obtener más información sobre Rise, visite njrise.orgme gusta en Facebook y síganos @nj_rise en Twitter.

About Human Experience Systems

Human Experience Systems is an NJ-based design company that utilizes a creative human-centered approach heavily influenced by principles and guidelines from the world of design. We are design-first, not tech-first! We work with clients in academia and academic institutions, cultural heritage, and non-profits, and believe that in this era of complex technologies, simplicity and sustainability of technology solutions are the key.

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