Navigating life transitions can be challenging, whether it's graduating from college, reestablishing life after incarceration, or facing financial roadblocks on the path to achieving career goals. At The Change Reaction, we believe in supporting individuals through these crucial moments.

Introducing the Upward Fund, our innovative income boosting program designed to keep personal goals and plans on track. We provide a one-year, $5,100 stipend, disbursed in monthly increments, to empower working individuals during significant life transitions.


Qualifying partner organizations of The Change Reaction can nominate individuals from their community who they believe could benefit from the program. Once selected, participants receive a one-year stipend of $5,100, paid out in increments of $425 per month, to support their financial stability and enable them to pursue their dreams without undue hardship.

To ensure continued eligibility, participants are required to complete a monthly online check-in survey and our online financial literacy class within the first three months. These program requirements are essential for maintaining eligibility and maximizing the benefits of the Upward Fund.


Thank you so much for creating this program and giving us knowledge on your experiences. I utilize your advice on a daily basis and hope u can continue to help others who were in the same situation as me and if not worst to become successful. Thank you for investing in me and my business I will not let you down. I will continue to use your guidance and create better outcomes for my future.

Thank you for investing in my education, dream, and career path. It means so much to me that the generosity of strangers became like chosen family when I don’t have family to rely as I pursue my master’s degree. Having my childcare covered and the support from Change Reaction gives me the confidence to complete my master’s degree.

Soon I will complete my Addiction Studies certificate course and be state certified as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. I have also been able to pay off some things on my credit that have hindered my credit score. Thank you all for your support. You have helped me to make more responsible choices with my finances and have assisted me with bettering my future, not just for me, but for my families next generations. I have become a positive example by continuing my education, and for the individuals I continue to help with their addiction by showing them a different way of living and that recovery is possible.

Are you interested in learning more about the Upward Fund and how it can make a difference in your life or the lives of individuals facing transitions? Reach out to us at info@changereaction.org for further information.