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 Villages soup kitchen
* Speaking regularly with Justice Involved Youth at the Salvation Army on Thursday nights
*Speaking at monarch School
* Leading efforts to create a local Criminal and Gang Member Anonymous (CGA) program

Joe Tapia will complete his 18 month program and become our fourth graduate on May 2nd of this year. he had an early celebration.

Additionally, John Villa and Joe Tapia are both authors of the recently published book “Writing after Life”