The Start of Uprise

The Movement

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. It’s the golden rule — words to live by — but how often are they? This is your opportunity to put your faith in action and leave a positive impact on your world. Seize the invitation to Uprise, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. God has shown you His love and mercy — pass it on!

Jesus tells us there are 14 Works of Mercy — selfless acts of love and care. These are the focus of how the Uprise movement rolls — a commitment to share your heart by performing these works, in your own time, however you want to do it. It’s a commitment to donate your time, talent, and network of friends and family, to love and serve others in need.


Though Uprise is a young adult movement, parents, as our first teachers, model generosity for their children, and they, as well as grandparents and siblings, play an important role. By encouraging and supporting the movement, parents and family members help strengthen and grow family relationships and community faith, while empowering young adults to actively participate, deepen their faith, and help make the world a better place.


When classmates, teachers, and principals take part in the movement, a community of caring forms, a sense of togetherness grows, and a local Uprise of support and service occurs! Creating awareness of the program and inspiring young adults to form Uprise clubs unifies the school’s community and lifts up participants and supporters, encouraging them to share their generosity together locally, and beyond.


With the blessing of the universal church community, Uprise is supported and strengthened in youth ministry and social justice activities. Local Catholic Churches reinforce the goals of Uprise and widen the circle of people working to bring the generosity through service vision to life, helping to reach the goal of a better, loving world for all.


As today’s multitudes of the Millennial and GenZ generations, you are filled with hope…you have big plans for your life, and you have a passion for service! You all stand to make an incredibly-large mark and impact on the world, based on the social organizations causes, events, and experiences that are most important to you. What you choose to do to best share your one-of-a-kind, unique time, talent, treasure and ties with others - in your families, schools, parishes, and communities - will create a positive difference in others lives, and in your heart and spirit, as well. Uprise, Catholic generosity commitment is an open invitation to you, to keep a priority throughout your life, Catholic causes thru the works of mercy, that will fundamentally enhance your life, and improve the lives of others.


Partnering with the leadership of a variety of Catholic college and universities who are dedicated to offering campus ministry to help support a culture of service through the works of mercy with a variety of community service organizations. Uprise provides service learning experiences, helps build and empower campus ministry leadership development and over time, builds personal networks of those who share a service passion for others in need.


A variety of community organizations, causes, events, and experiences are widely available to lift up opportunities of service throughout the works of mercy - in your local community, and around the globe. Catholic groups, as well as organizations who reflect the Catholic social justice teachings, are helpful partners to all Uprise generosity commitment-makers. Community neighbors and charitable organizations are finding today’s Millennial and GenZ young adults very ready, willing, and open for engaging in creative, hands-on, individual and group service learning. Reach out directly to any one of the Uprise Partners for service learning and volunteer opportunities, as well as share with us your favorite group We’d like to be introduced to their mercy-mission!

Make the Commitment

It doesn’t take much — giving your time to help someone, sharing a passion to empower others, or even gathering your friends to brainstorm an idea that could make someone else’s day — an act that will surely make yours, as well!