Helping people rediscover their wings

Hands Up


Elevate You is a non-profit organization that works to alleviate trauma and reduce recidivism within the currently and formerly incarcerated community.


It has nearly a 100% success rate in assisting individuals obtain employment to secure financial stability through resume development and design, employment guidance, and job interview training.


Through written correspondence, Elevate You provides mentorship as well as resources upon request for housing, employment, legal services, immigration, higher education, self-help courses, healing trauma, and federal policies.

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Development & Design

A checklist of information to provide is sent to the incarcerated upon request. Up to five hours is spent designing, inputting the information provided, enhancing the wording and aligning the overall resume to fit to their dream job.

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Letters of Support

for BP Hearings

Official letters are specifically tailored to attest to the growth of the individual since incarceration and advocate for their parole. Letters are then sent to both the Board of Parole Office as well as the incarcerated individual.

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Research & Resources

Resources to facilitate a smoother re-entry
and assistance during incarceration are provided. Specific requests for research by the incarcerated is also conducted.




  • Facilitated resume re-entry workshop for
    San Quentin’s EOP H-Unit 


  • Published in Prison Focus Newsletter, which distributes to prisons across the U.S.A.

  • Partnered with Forcing Out Recidivism Through Education, which addresses
    needs of students with prior justice involvement by using transformative justice programming to enhance community safety


  • In collaboration with Rutgers University New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium

  • Work with California Re-entry Program to make re-entry smoother and more successful for recently released

  • In frequent communication with the Board of Parole Department in Sacramento, CA, advocating on behalf of currently incarcerated individuals

© 2019 created by Lara Sedaghat