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For $30/month support a former gang member going through our program and support their decision to change their life 

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Who We Are

We provide hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and at-risk individuals in their quest for a better, more meaningful life and to become contributing members of our community

Angel's Story

At the age of 11, Angel’s life goal was to join his father and uncle in prison. He ended up spending 41 years of his life incarcerated. While in prison, Angel was inspired by Kairos prison ministry and decided to turn his life around. 

Angel joined Rise Up after being released and is a well-paid supervisor at a local manufacturing company today. He is raising two grandchildren after his son followed in his footsteps and became incarcerated. Looking back on his life, his father’s life, and his son’s life, and then toward his grandchildren, Angel stated, “The cycle ends here.”