Civic Engagement

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

Program Overview

RISE Now is a virtual program that captures important solution-focused conversations relevant to urban communities in the now. The facilitated dialogues are designed to highlight the issues and needs of impacted community members and identify solutions from those actively engaged with the communities. RISE Now is centered around emerging leaders who are leaning into the work of real systemic change.

Program Overview

The RISE Urban Breakfast Club provides a forum for San Diego residents and leaders from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to connect, network, and engage with one another civilly over conversations about the impacts of a variety of issues on our urban communities.

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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