Rise Up Industries
Rise Up Industries supports formerly gang involved and at-risk individuals in their quest for a better, more meaningful life. They extend a rich array of services that not only counsel participants, but also provide opportunities for personal and professional advancement. Modeled after Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest, most successful gang intervention and reentry program, Rise Up Industries is a community of kinship that believes in boundless compassion and standing with the most marginalized among us, formerly gang-involved and incarcerated individuals.
The Parker Foundation is pleased to have supported Rise Up Industries since 2015, investing $52,500 for its Post-Detention Reentry Center and Pilot Reentry Program, as well as expanding the Machine Shop Social Enterprise, which trains former gang involved individuals to be Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine operators, a well-paying trade in high demand.