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Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement that fosters critical dialogue and resident-led action around issues impacting urban communities throughout San Diego County.

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Leadership Development

Leadership Development that uses an adaptive leadership framework to empower leaders to tackle seemingly intractable challenges in and with their communities.

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Nonprofit Partnerships

Nonprofit Partnerships that strengthens nonprofits and social enterprises through technical assistance, training facilitation, and the promotion of collective impact culture.

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Community Impact is a data-driven storytelling initiative on how our programs have been creating systemic changes in the San Diego region.

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The RISE Familia

RISE helped me to be transparent in my process. It was really coming in and doing the real work that I believe that we as leaders have to do if we are going to succeed and lead others.

Monica Montgomery
San Diego Council Member District 4
RISE Fellow ‘17

RISE urban leadership program played a significant role in my leadership development. So much of the deep grounding and self-work helped me to work through conflict and show up as my authentic self while doing so. During the past two years of the pandemic, I have helped create spaces of healing and conversation.

Taryell Simmons
HR Services Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion SD
RISE Fellow ‘17

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