Entries by RiseUpIndustries

It takes money, to save money

It takes money, to save money A young entrepreneur walks in the door and hears his name reverberate through the loudspeaker as he approaches some of the more successful entrepreneurs in the country. He has entered the “Shark Tank.” In the next 3 minutes, he will present an idea that has been brewing in his […]

John Wayne vs. Mother Teresa – Who wins?

John Wayne vs. Mother Teresa – Who wins? There is a cultural smack down taking place between “The Duke” and Mother Teresa that is as real as concrete. I grew up watching John Wayne on a black and white TV.  He epitomized the all-American hero who fought the bad guys, always won, and defined rugged […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]