Together
We All 
RISE

About Us

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Our Mission

Our MISSION is to elevate and advance urban leadership through dialogue-based civic engagement, dynamic nonprofit partnerships, and direct training and support to increase the capacity of urban residents to effect meaningful community change.

Our Vision

Our VISION is thriving, resident-led urban neighborhoods providing safe and healthy opportunities for youth and families to live, work, and play.

meet the team

The People behind RISE San Diego

Karina Barahona
Karina Barahona
Administrative Assistant
Tony Young
Tony Young
President & CEO
Dominic Porter
Dominic Porter
Chief Operating Officer
Annamarie Montecina Till
Annamarie Montecina Till
Director of Community Partnerships
Salina Villegas
Salina Villegas
Director of Leadership Programs
Julius Alejandro
Julius Alejandro
Community Engagement Specialist
Mark Cafferty
Founding Board Member
Patricia Ceballos
Board Member
Willy Gloria
Board Member
Pamela Gray Payton
Board Chair
Judy Mcdonald
Board Member
Tamara Muhammad
Board Secretary
Melinda Nickelberry
Board Treasurer
Jimmie Slack
Board Member
Alberto Vazquez
Board Member
Pedro Villegas
Board Vice Chair

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