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 e.gallo@riseupindustries.org 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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Machine Shop Update!

Thanks to a $50k grant from the David C. Copley Foundation and donations from our Machine Shop Social Enterprise Expansion Foundation Members, we were able to purchase a new Haas CNC Super Mini Mill.  Our machine shop expansion is well underway and we are now training 3 members to become CNC machine operators.  We are very proud of their progress and they will be great role models for our new members whom we will soon be adding to the team!

Rise Up Industries CNC Mill

The expansion project is anticipated to take 15 months. Thank you to everyone that helped this expansion become a reality.  Please stay tuned for more updates regarding our expansion!

If you would like to learn how you can become a Machine Shop Social Enterprise Expansion Foundation Member, please visit our website.




We would like to thank everyone who helped make this a reality. Without your help and support, none of this would be possible.  This expansion will allow us to train 12 members at a time, graduate 2 members every quarter and enroll 2 members every quarter!

Your donation is a vote of confidence for both Rise Up Industries and these men who are pursuing better life alternatives for themselves and their families. Every little bit helps!

We are currently training two men to be CNC machine operators. This is a well-paying trade and is also in high demand!

Want to be part of the movement? How can you help? Be a Founding Member!

  • Diamond $ 50,000
  • Platinum $ 25,000
  • Gold $ 10,000
  • Silver $ 5,000
  • Titanium $ 1,000

Thank you ALL for your support and generosity! Stay tuned for more regarding our machine shop expansion!




us-bankWe are excited to report that US Bank has made a $5,000 grant to Rise Up Industries.  Their generosity will help many formerly incarcerated and gang-involved men redirect their lives. 

This grant will help support our machine shop expansion.  Finding a well-paying job continues to be a challenge in San Diego.  Job training programs play an important role in helping our members compete for fair wage jobs.  We’re excited for what we have in store for our community.  Stay tuned for more news regarding our big plans! 

Thanks again US Bank for your support and generosity.



Calling all football fans! Football season is almost here!! 

Our Football Mania Fundraiser starts on Thursday September 8, 2016.  For $20 you get music downloads at www.charitystudio.com and an exciting, complimentary Football Mania sweepstakes game card! You have the chance to win $1,000s in prize money! 

Our machine shop currently has limited capacity, but it is changing lives!  We have formulated plans for expanding our machine shop and increasing our capacity to serve more individuals. Your help and support will help us build capacity so that we can serve more individuals and continue changing lives!

Follow this link to learn more about our fundraiser and to help support our mission. http://www.charitymania.com/give/A60FD

Last week had our first purchase from a supporter in Missouri!  Our goal is to sell at least one ticket in every state!  We’re confident our team of supporters can make this happen.

Thanks for your support!

Rise Up Industries featured on Live Well San Diego

Our organization was featured on Live Well San Diego.  Our story was the most clicked story on their page!  Very exciting!  We’re very blessed to have the support from our community who shares our vision and passion of helping these former gang members change their lives.   Live Well San Diego’s July newsletter edition highlights programs, resources and activities that prevent crime and abuse in San Diego’s communities.  We were very fortunate to be a part of that month’s newsletter.  Thank you Live Well San Diego!

If you haven’t read the article, please click on the following link: http://www.livewellsd.org/content/livewell/home/all-articles/news/july-2016/local-organization-rises-to-help-former-gang-members-belong.html

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