How do we achieve success in our communities?

It starts with a challenge and ends with community dialogue to come up with a good result.  Success isn’t a result of only one person’s doing – as the saying goes – “it takes a village.”  The key to success lies in engaging everyone in our community. And, even when we don’t all agree on the same way to go about doing something, a dialogue is a key component to seeing it happen.  When we work together, we succeed together.



Urban Breakfast Club: A breakfast forum hosted by RISE for urban residents and community/nonprofit leaders to connect and network with each other as well as San Diego’s civic, business and government leaders. Each forum features speakers and dialogues focused on urban issues or taking a look at current issues from an urban perspective. Learn more about our upcoming RISE Urban Breakfast Club forums and RSVP today.

RISE’s multi-faceted research, policy and education programs include: organizing “town hall” meetings; community listening and data collection; issuing reports and policy papers; and, broadly disseminating information to urban communities via email and social media.


RISE offers civic engagement trainings, often with community partners, to urban residents with a goal of promoting participation on local boards and commissions, community planning groups, and effectively engaging with elected officials and other decision makers to help urban communities grow and succeed.

RISE offers nonprofit advocacy trainings to urban nonprofit leaders to share resources and tools to be stronger neighborhood advocates.  Additionally, these trainings help nonprofit leaders fully understand the rules of nonprofit advocacy and become confident in their legal right to pursue their policy goals.

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