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Rise Up Industries

ORGANIZATION: Rise Up Industries (RUI) is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to minimize gang involvement through an integrated approach of gang prevention, intervention, and post detention reentry services. We began this three-pronged approach with our Reentry Program for formerly incarcerated, previously gang involved individuals. The 18-month program is in its seventh year of operation and provides a comprehensive set of wraparound services such as case management, counseling, mentoring, tattoo removal, job training, and employment. A key component of the Reentry Program is our Machine Shop Social Enterprise, which includes a DOL-approved apprenticeship and training curriculum.