Oct 10, 2019
Interview with the Director of RISE Up Industries.
Their mission is to minimize gang involvement by providing integrated gang prevention, gang intervention, and post-detention reentry programs.
At RISE (Respect, Integrity, Spirituality, Empowerment) UP (Unity and Perseverance) Industries, we support formerly gang involved and at-risk individuals in their quest for a better, more meaningful life. We extend a rich array of services that not only counsel participants, but also provide opportunities for personal and professional advancement.
At RiseUp Industries, participants are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services. Full-time employment is offered through an 18-month program that trains our members to be Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine operators—a technical skill in high demand that helps them re-identify who they are in the world, offers job training so they can move on from RUI and become contributing members of the community – knowing they count! Through contract work for local and out of state customers, they experience real work opportunities and work ethic development.
Tattoos of the Heart by Father Greg Boyle
From Murder To Forgiveness by A. Khamisa
Writing After Life by Leslie Willis and Others
Stand and Deliver Movie