Celebrate inclusive leadership with RISE

Purchase your tickets today for the
Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards
on Monday, October 11, 2021

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Strong communities begin with people

Our communities are built on people– leaders– just like you. Maybe you’re at school or work all day and have just enough time to drive the carpool; help a youth with homework; take out the trash for a sick neighbor; or, keep a safe eye on the kids outside or that abandoned house down the street. Perhaps you’re a volunteer for your school, church, or neighborhood. Or, perhaps you run a small business or community nonprofit. You may not realize it yet, but the power to excel, to make a difference, to lead change, is within you. It’s within all of us. RISE San Diego will work with you to unlock your power to help build strong urban communities.

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Built on dialogue, communities excel as a result of those who stand up and speak out. It doesn’t matter what you believe, but it matters that you believe in something— and are willing to honestly engage and work with others who want to see your community grow. RISE builds and fosters dialogues. RISE emphasizes working together to achieve an end goal.

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When we grow together, we grow stronger

For a moment, forget the labels. Forget preconceived notions and predetermined outcomes. Forget about who wins and who loses. Leadership begins by working with others who share a vision– even the strongest leaders can’t do it alone. And our communities only grow when we can work across differences and come together for the greater good. RISE partners with community organizations who share a common goal of developing San Diego’s urban communities.