Rising Press & Media Coverage
December 21st, 2016KSBW-TV ACTION NEWS 8 – Christmas Cards Help Child Sex Trafficking Victims
April 28th, 2016
THE MONTEREY HERALD - Youth Storytellers Featured at Fair Trade Mother's Day Sale
June 16, 2015
SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Lunch With Santa Cruz-Native Actor Prize in Rising International Fundraiser
March 04, 2015
SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Carmel Jud’s Rising International wins first place at Cruz Cares
October 29, 2014
LOS ALTOS TOWN CRIER - Packard Foundation, Ashoka Changemakers Award Empathy Grants
March 20, 2014
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - Ashwini's Goal | To Empower Women In Poverty
October 13, 2013
INTERVIEW: KCBS 740AM – "Empowering Women From Afghanistan To San Francisco". Connie C. Kim of KCBS Radio 740AM in San Francisco Talks With Rising Founder and Executive Director Carmel Jud.
May 17, 2013KSBW-TV ACTION NEWS 8 – “Rising International Receives National Attention "Santa Cruz Non-Profit Helps Underprivileged Women Worldwide"
April 4, 2013THE MONTEREY HERALD – “Woman to Woman” article makes the cover of the popular Leisure Section.
March 20, 2013KION TV CENTRAL COAST NEWS - News anchor Jon Brent covers Rising International’s 10th Anniversary event.
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March 14, 2013MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY - Women gather in Monterey to champion each other.
March 9, 2012
SANTA CRUZ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY--Rising International holds it’s fourth annual Hand of Hope luncheon in Monterey with guest speaker Sarah Symons from Made by Survivors. Read More
February 8, 2012MONTEREY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES--Carmel Jud, Founder and Executive Director speaks at the Graduate School of International Policy and Management. Read More
January 4, 2012THE HUFFINGTON POST--Carmel Jud, Founder and Executive Director of Rising International recognized as Huffington Post’s “Greatest Person of the Day”. Read More
January 4, 2012SANTA CRUZ PATCH--An article about how Rising International began and the inspiration behind the business model designed to help alleviate poverty in the world. Read More
November 13, 2011SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Rising International partners with St. Francis Soup Kitchen to help raise awareness and support for both organizations. Read More
June 2009GAINESVILLE TODAY--An article that details the beauty of the connection the home party sales method offers, and why women play such a vital role in eradicating poverty. Read More
August 20, 2008SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Rising teams up with a husband wife team that travelled to Chad and developed a partnership with women making baskets for sell through the home party business model. Read More
May 30, 2008THE CARMEL PINE CONE--The Carmel Pine Cone writes about the process of developing connections with women artisans in Chad. Read More
HOLIDAY ISSUE | 2007
CARMEL MAGAZINE--An article that speaks to the beginning stages of Rising International and the importance of empowering women and mothers to help alleviate poverty. "In 2001, Felton resident Carmel Jud became aware of the Taliban movement and its effect on women in Afghanistan. She was horror-struck." Read More
April, 2003THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE--An interview by Carol Adrienne with Carmel Jud gives a look into the inspiration for and birth of Rising International. Read More
June 9, 2002SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL--Claudia Sternbach: Is this what you would be doing with your life? Read More