Support our members

For $30/month support a former gang member going through our program and support their decision to change their life 

How your support helps

Rise Up Members

  • Develops opportunities for team building and community among members
  • Prepares a member for a career as a CNC machine operator
  • Helps them reenter society and stay away from gangs and incarceration

Rise Up Staff

  • Staffed with educated employees and volunteers
  • Staff understands, creates, and provides an accepting environment
  • Take genuine interest in the betterment of individuals

Rise Up Program

  • Post-detention re-entry program, focusing on minimizing gang violence
  • Federally approved apprenticeship program, full-time employment and comprehensive services
  • Services include case management, mentoring, counseling, and education.

Who We Are

We provide hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and at-risk individuals in their quest for a better, more meaningful life and to become contributing members of our community

Angel's Story

At the age of 11, Angel’s life goal was to join his father and uncle in prison. He ended up spending 41 years of his life incarcerated. While in prison, Angel was inspired by Kairos prison ministry and decided to turn his life around. 

Angel joined Rise Up after being released and is a well-paid supervisor at a local manufacturing company today. He is raising two grandchildren after his son followed in his footsteps and became incarcerated. Looking back on his life, his father’s life, and his son’s life, and then toward his grandchildren, Angel stated, “The cycle ends here.”