Ethics & Compliance


Annually, Rise Up Hagerstown's Board of Directors certify adherence to standards of compliance that include financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity and operations.


Governance & Financials Disclosure:

Rise Up Hagerstown is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit human services organization. Donations are tax tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as corresponding provisions of other applicable state and local laws and regulations. Our financial and governing records are available to anyone who would like to view them at any time by contacting to schedule a time to meet to do so. Rise Up Hagerstown is governed by an active, responsible, and voluntary governing boards to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that we meet all legal requirements while also advancing our mission to improve the common good of our community in any way we can. 

  Articles of Incorporation              Current Bylaws

  IRS Determination Letter             Most Recent 990N

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement of Principle:

We take the broadest possible view of diversity, and value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are. We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for our mission to empower members of our community to succeed by providing second chance education to reach financial stability for every person. We believe that each Rise Up Hagerstown member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work and commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.

Code of Ethics:

Rise Up Hagerstown volunteers, employees and representatives have a responsibility to uphold the highest ethical standards. We believe these standards go beyond compliance with laws and regulations — calling us to fulfill higher obligations as stewards of the public trust. Rise Up Hagerstown's Code of Ethics sets forth standards and responsibilities toward this end. The Board of Directors and all staff, paid or volunteer, are required to comply to it. 

Code of Ethics Policy Coming Soon 


Counter Terrorism Laws:

Rise Up Hagerstown complies with the U.S. Patriot Act and all other counter terrorism laws. Affirmative action is taken to prevent technical, in-kind, or other resources from inadvertently being used for illegal acts and terrorist activities.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

Rise Up Hagerstown's privacy policy and practices are consistent with expectations of GDPR.

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