Mission Statement

The Rise Up is a movement to affect change in the world through positive actions.

Our Story

Giving back has always been important to Paul Calafiore. During his college years, he volunteered with an organization that developed peer educational programs providing information about  interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating violence, same-sex violence, stalking, bullying, and peer harassment. After leaving the “Big Brother” house, he was determined to leverage his national exposure by using his new platform to spread messages of motivation and positivity. This led to the inception of The Rise Up, a collaboration between Paul and Nicole Herring of Altruistic Events, a charity event planning company. Together, the two have been driven by their power to have a positive impact on the world to build creative fundraising campaigns, spark activism with calls to action and directly reach people through Paul's speaking engagements. The Rise Up harnesses the power of social media to bring awareness to causes.