Our twenty-five RISE Fellows for the 2019 program year represent some of San Diego’s best and brightest community leaders, activists, practitioners, and agents of social change. They have demonstrated their experience in and commitment to a variety of issues affecting urban communities across San Diego, including education, urban planning and redevelopment, food justice, and gang violence prevention.

ARWA ALKHAWAJA
ALIZA AMAR
NATALIE BAGAPORO
DONNA "SHELBY" BATCHELOR
TINESIA CONWRIGHT
BRENDAN DENTINO
RICHARD FLAHIVE
AZUCENA GARCIA
REV. J. LEE HILL, JR
DAIRRICK HODGES
ROMEO HORN
CHRISTIN JOGOLEFF
SELINA LUGO
VIET MAI
COURTNEY OCHI
LIKI POROTESANO
DOMINIC PORTER
DITA QUINONES
MARTHA ROMERO
MATTHEW SMITH
WILNISHA SUTTON
CHRISTOPHER VALLEJO
ALEXANDRA UZARRAGA