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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Episode 1: The Big Picture

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Episodes

Episode 1: The Big Picture

The Big Picture focuses on Artists helping Artists. The program was created by Artist Andrew Johnstone after doing some research on the devastating impact graffiti has on our economy and our environment. In the workshops that Andrew holds, he teaches young adults and children who were caught and convicted of vandalism in the form of defacing private and public property. His program starts by having students go through the process of stretching their own canvas, gesso the...

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Episode 2: We Rock the Spectrum

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Episodes

Episode 2: We Rock the Spectrum

“We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym For All Kids” wasn’t created how one would think.  This business was created out of desperation and need for a child and to meet his needs of a newly discovered disability.  When Dina Kimmel’s son was diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum.  She quickly learned that individuals with Autism have what is referred to as a high sensory need, which basically means that the individual has a short attention span and will do...

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