Episode 5: Living Life in Costa Rica

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Episodes

Episode 5: Living Life in Costa Rica

On this episode of TheRise, we are in Costa Rica and we talk with Sam Patterson about how he ‘woke up’ one day and gave up his life in the United States and moved to Costa Rica. He purchased a farm that covers hundreds of acres of untouched land and decided to create his own adventure park called Pura Aventura. We go for a run on the Zip lines and talk with Sam about how he is Rising Up from Costa Rica!...

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Episode 3: GIIC

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Episodes

Episode 3: GIIC

What does GIIC really stand for? GIIC stands for God Is In Control. In this episode of TheRise, we play a few holes of golf with Professional Caddy, AJ Montecinos. He shares his fundamental beliefs on life and the world around us. But more importantly explains how his beliefs led to the creation of a world-wide recognized brand. He tells us that one night he woke up and wrote the letters G I I C on his journal. It was later on when he discovered what the letters he wrote...

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TheRise says “Good-bye” to Several Team Members

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Episodes

TheRise says “Good-bye” to Several Team Members

This spring brought many changes to our Pittsburgh Unit.  While we wish that we could keep the team together, we have to let them go and pursue their dreams and careers.  Here at TheRise, we want to thank Donna Winnick, Caitlin Owens and Catie Matteo for their dedication to the team while they were with Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Caitlin Owens has been the Web Producer we could have asked for. Her dedication to making sure we had a written version of version of...

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Braddock Carnegie Library

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Episodes

Braddock Carnegie Library

The Braddock Carnegie Library is now among the many historic landmarks in the country.  With its interesting story, the Braddock Carnegie Library has rightfully earned the honor of being considered a historic landmark.  Vicki Vargo and her staff continue to “rise up” and bring the library out of its slump and turn it into a fun, safe place in the Braddock community. The Braddock Carnegie Library was the first Carnegie Library in the United States.  Built in 1888, the...

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Sarah Heinz House

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Episodes

Sarah Heinz House

The staff members at the Sarah Heinz House share one main goal: helping children.  Located in Pittsburgh, the Sarah Heinz House provides services for children from first to twelfth grade as well as senior citizens.  This nonprofit organization provides programs that will help these children prepare for their futures.  90% of the children who attend the Sarah Heinz House go to college. At the Heinz House they have set very important goals for their employees that foster an...

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