Entries by RiseUpIndustries

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 […]

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

RUI – Annual Newsletter 2018

Please take a look to our Annual Newsletter 2018 Please click on the photo 👇 to see the complete Rise Up Industries Newsletter! Also, once you have the newsletter open, click in the middle of the page to full screen it and on top of the page you have the enlarge icon, for your convenience.

Rise Up Industries Coffee at Neighborhood Cafe

UPAC San Diego opened their coffee shop social enterprise and are brewing and selling Rise Up Industries coffee! RUI Coffee is now available at Neighborhood Cafe ☕. The Neigorhood Cafe is a non-profit social enterprise program operated by the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) and funded by the County of San Diego. The Neighborhood Cafe […]

The East County Californian

“The reality is that everyone who is involved in Rise Up, whether they’re the shop manager, the secretary, a mentor, these people really care. I know that I’m not going to get this type of training and care for well-being elsewhere. It’s not about giving us a skill to get into the workforce, they care […]

Congratulations Angel!

Angel Ramirez was introduced to RUI by Steve Crabtree, who became Angel’s RUI Mentor. Angel completed our 18-month program and became our second graduate on November 1st of this year. We are pleased to report that Angel was hired by Southcoast Welding and Manufacturing. During his 18 months with Rise Up Industries, Angel has been […]

Writing After Life – Book

Since February 2018, Leslie Willis has been volunteering weekly at Rise Up Industries. Together, the members of Rise Up and Leslie created a program called “Writing After Life” as a space to share our stories with each other and the community. This program quickly became the focus of her Master of Arts in Social Innovation […]

Rise Up Industries Big Night Out

Don’t miss out on a memorable evening set in a beautiful Ranch Santa Fe home, 6:30 PM, Friday, October 5, 2018   Vegas style entertainment, gaming tables, food, beer, wine, signature cocktails and more! All proceeds to benefit Rise Up Industries, a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization Join us for an old-school, Vegas-Style evening […]