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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) affecting your education plans?

At Rise Up Industries we already use eTAP to help our members continue education and obtain their GEDs. With the Coronavirus relegating so many students to learn from home, eTAP is now offering FREE use for all K-12 grades and subjects during school shut down. Our members have loved it, and we’re happy to recommend […]

Tattoo Removal

he San Diego County District Attorney (DA)’s Office is removing tattoos for people who are looking for a fresh start in life – and in their appearance. The DA’s free laser tattoo removal program started a year ago and helps people remove unwanted tattoos that are gang or human trafficking-related. “I paroled maybe 3 years […]

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

Dear Mr. MannyI appreciate you sharing your story before and in prison. It means a lot, sharing things like that, I knew that because I was going down the same path and it was hard to talk about it. I felt like people didn’t understand me, so I fought a lot for no reason. When […]

Tattoo Removal

Seeing a fully tattooed person in a shady neighborhood can create all kinds of negative assumptions. Many of our members find the first step in leaving old life is recognizing that tattoos are unwelcome in the workplace. It is a painful procedure that can take more than a year to remove if the tattoo is […]

What Rise Up Industries means to me

“This program saved my life,” Larry said. “I always thought I’d be a statistic, either dead or in jail. They actually care; they ain’t just talk,” he said. “They help you out in so many ways: giving us a career, job, work ethics, whatever. I never met anybody who asked you, ‘What’s going on in […]

John Villa & Joe Tapia Graduation

John completed our 18-month program and became our third graduate on April 2nd of this year. We are pleased to report that John was hired by CIM. During his 18 months with Rise Up Industries, John has been very involved with giving back and assisting others. Their volunteer work included: * Serving at Father Joe’s […]

LAS PATRONAS SUPPORTS RUI MISSION!

We are grateful to Las Patronas for choosing Rise Up Industries as a 2019 Spring Minor Beneficiary grant recipient. The Las Patronas grant allows Rise Up Industries to purchase a TRAK K3 EMX Knee Mill for our machine shop.  This grant enables our Machine Shop to expand our training program for former gang-involved ex-offenders. Our Machine Shop […]

Mission Edge Taps 10 Businesses for “Social Enterprise” Accelerator

Mission Edge, a nonprofit organization backed by the San Diego Foundation and three corporations, has chosen 10 companies and organizations to participate in a 12-week program intended to improve each entity’s financial performance, and thereby long-term sustainability. One of the 10 nonprofits is Rise Up Industries! Check the article here

Modern Machine Shop

A Shop That Rises Up to Help On Many Levels’ This CNC machine-operator training program helps individuals prepare for sustainable employment as a vital element for successful reentry into society and departure from gang life. Please click the photo below to see the whole amazing article