RISE San Diego celebrates its 5th Anniversary

RISE San Diego is celebrating its 5th anniversary on Monday, October 14. To commemorate the organization’s milestone, we are hosting the 2019 Inclusive Leadership in Action (ILIA) Awards Luncheon – honoring community leaders who demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity in the categories of prosperity, democracy, security and economy.

See Tony Young, co-founder of RISE San Diego, discuss our organization’s work over the last five, and what the community can expect at highly acclaimed 5th anniversary event on KUSI Good Morning San Diego. Watch the segment now. 

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RISE San Diego Hosts Leadership Breakfast Series on Helping Boys of Color

Voice and ViewpointBy Edward Henderson, Digital Editor
Published February 23, 2017

On Friday, February 17th, RISE San Diego hosted its most recent conversation in their Inclusive Leadership Breakfast Series entitled ‘Raising Boys of Color: Helping our Boys and Young Men of Color Be Safe, Resilient, Successful, and Inclusive Leaders’. The sold out event was held at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Development and featured a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Zachary Green, Associate Director of the Leadership Institute at the University of San Diego. Rise hosts the Breakfast Series every third Friday of the month.

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RISE nurtures leaders among urban communities


San Diego – When politicians and industry fought over Barrio Logan zoning in 2014, Dwayne Crenshaw and Tony Young noticed a key group was pushed aside: the residents themselves.

We were “talking over coffee about what was happening in our city at the time,” RISE San Diego CEO Crenshaw said. “What we found was that there were powerful interests — whether you were for them or against them — on both sides that were really having the debate about what should be happening in the community at that time.”

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