Meet Joe Gilbreath, founder of Rise Up Industries, and learn about RUI’s mission by reading a beautiful, featured article in SD Voyager Magazine. Thank you, SD Voyager, for sharing Joe’s interview!

People all over the world see San Diego as a city of sun, fun, and bustling enterprise. However, like many cities, San Diego has gangs. In 2017, it had 794 gang-related crimes including 1 homicide, 3 attempted homicides and 132 assaults with a deadly weapon. You can help our city reduce this problem by supporting RUI

Please click on  SD Voyager Magazine logo to read the whole article!

Rise Up Industries in the news!

We had the honor to be at KUSI News this morning sharing our mission @ Good Morning San Diego

Congratulation to Joe ( RUI founder) Angel and Oscar ( 2 of our members in the program) to represent us very well! Thank you KUSI News for the opportunity

Please check it out the video:


Rise Up Industries has partnered up with Packed with Purpose!

Since their 2016 launch, they have been committed to creating meaningful impact through high-quality gifts.  They handpick a variety of products for their gift boxes from Purposeful Purveyors who transform individuals and communities around us.

Your gift will have an impact! It will wow those who receive it while positively impacting local communities.  The products in their gift boxes provide young women job skills, train homeless youth, reduce landfill waste, offer the formerly incarcerated new opportunities, and more.

Don’t forget to direct Choice Dollars®

Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have available Choice Dollars® have until March 31st to direct them.  Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thirvent Choice® program can help support organizations you care about.  Don’t let Choice Dollars expire!

Thrivent Choice® can have a tremedous impact on an organzation.  Show your appreciation for Rise Up Industries by directing Choice Dollars.  The individual recommendations you make through Choice Dollars directions can make a profound impact.



Have you picked up your copy of CNC-West??  Did you notice who was on Page 40?!

Thank you CNC-West for featuring us in this month’s magazine.  Such an amazing article!

Click here to read the article: Rise Up



#GivingTuesday is a global movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.  Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together.  #GivingTuesday includes people of all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds.  Together, millions of people demonstrate our common capacity to give.

We hope you will remember Rise Up Industries this #GivingTuesday and that you will support our mission of providing former gang members hope, kinship and opportunities.

Click here to be a part of the movement: Join Rise Up Industries this #GivingTuesday


In May of 2016, we celebrated moving into a 500 sq ft facility and the welcome of two members.  At the time we only had one CNC machine and very limited space.  Fast forward to TODAY… We now have SIX members, FIVE CNC machines, a learning center and room for so much more!

Open House 2017

We hope you join us on Friday, November 17th as we dedicate our new 4,000 sq ft machine shop in Santee, CA.  All we ask is that you please RSVP by email to by October 27th.  Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served.


Machine Shop Goal Met


We’ve reached our goal!!! We’ve expanded our machine shop!! Thank you to everyone who made this happen! Thanks to your generous donations; we have brought on new members, purchased new equipment and have moved into a bigger facility!  Our equipment and enrollment in our Reentry Program have quadrupled this year.  We now have a waiting list for enrollment into our program!

As 2017 is slowly coming to an end, we have a list of priorities for 2018 on ways to develop and expand services within the Reentry Program.  If you would like to be an active member of Team Rise Up and are interested in volunteering… Please subscribe below!

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