UpRise is a one-year career and community development program for adults in Denver who are ready to start a new career path, improve their financial situation, and become self-sufficient. 

We are seeking adults who:

  • Are between the ages of 18-55
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Are available to attend day time classes

How It Works

If accepted to the program, here's what to expect:

Training Camp

For the program's first 8 weeks, you will be immersed in professional and personal development at Training Camp. Training Camp is four days a week from 9am-3pm and you receive a stipend for meeting attendance and participation standards.


Training Camp builds the foundation for the rest of your career journey through interactive classes in customer service, conflict resolution, resume writing, interviewing, and other 21st-century job skills.

Training Camp will also help you to know yourself, be confident in your strengths, and overcome any barriers that stand in your way.



Job Skills Development

After successfully completing Training Camp, we want to help you get the job training you need to begin a meaningful career! As part of the program, you will receive a full scholarship to a certification, apprenticeship, or internship in a growing professional industry, such as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Accounting
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Networking 
  • Desktop Support
  • HVAC
  • Legal Office
  • Medical Clerical
  • Pipe-fitting
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Plumbing
  • Water Quality Management
  • Welding, and more!
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You will be supported through every step of the job search process, from application to hire.  Our career services department collaborates with community partners and local businesses to help connect you employment opportunities, with earnings of $15/hour or more.  



We'll be honest - our program isn't easy, but you'll never be in it alone. Through it all, you will be surrounded by like-minded peers who are as dedicated as you are and a staff that is willing to do whatever it takes to help you succeed. You will also be matched one-on-one with an Ally from the community who is committed mentor and support you throughout the journey. Joining the Uprise program is almost like joining a family, which we celebrate at 'Family Gathering' where you will join your Ally, the other Uprise leaders, and the CrossPurpose staff for a meal once a week.


See what others have said about the program...

"I was just living life but not really being fully alive. I was so lost and there was a point i couldn't even stand to look at myself in the mirror. I wanted something better for myself, something that made me feel alive; something that gave me a purpose to keep living. UPRISE was all that and more. I expected professional skills, but i didn't expect to find me: my passions, my personality, my strengths, my weaknesses, my desire to live, but ultimately myself, which i had lost too long ago.


Ready to join us? Register for an Information Session Now!