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 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.

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!

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