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Welcome to St Elizabeths East

Community.  Education.  Business.  Enterprise.  Each is a cornerstone of one of the District of Columbia’s most unique investments in the future. At the center of the District of Columbia’s historic Ward 8 neighborhoods, St Elizabeths East is an exceptional opportunity for the City and the private development community to create a landmark for the 21st […]

Generations Community Festival

The District of Columbia Office on Aging was proud to hold their first Generations Community Festival: Celebration of Life. This Celebration of Life took place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Gateway DC Pavilion, located at 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. SE, Washington, DC 20032. Created as a way to bring families together, the Generations […]

Halloween Festivities

Having partnered with Reann Hines from Behind it All, there were a grand total of 50 costumes given away as well free candy. Following the costume giveaway commenced the festival which was put together in conjunction with Double Nickel Theater Company, Congress Heights Mainstreets and Verde House. Families enjoyed bringing their children and children of […]

Ben Chavis and the Wilmington 10

Since its debut on April 5th, 2014 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and nationally on September 26th, 2014 at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten is a two hour documentary that re-accounts the rugged history that surrounded the desegregation of the New Hanover County […]

Q&A with Revolt’s CEO Keith Clinkscales

Moderated by former WRC-TV news reporter Danella Sealock, on October 9th R.I.S.E hosted Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales visited the R.I.S.E Demonstration Center for a Q&A session. In addition to R.I.S.E., the event was held in association with Digital DC and Startup Grind. The entrepreneur spoke on several topics, his own ups and downs in the […]

Women in technology on the R.I.S.E.

R.I.S.E hosted yet another empowering event that focused on developing a technological platform for Women in innovative ways. It consisted of a panel discussion with a diverse group of the area’s leading ladies in technology. Listening to stories, insights and resources of the distinguished panelist provided resources for those interested in pursuing or expanding their […]

One City Awards

Gateway hosted the One City Awards, which was an event for employees of the D.C. government to shed light on their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Many employees of the local government work tirelessly to ensure that the city is running safely and efficiently and this event was to let them know that […]

XBOX Competition

R.I.S.E was the site of the  Old School versus New School was challenge in games such as; Let’s Dance and Michael Jackson’s Experience. Many people came out to show their support for this event which had gift cards as prizes for the top three winners in the Old School and New School divisions. Parents, grandparents, […]

Green Apple Day of Service

The Green Apple Day of Service took place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Green Apple Day of Service gave parents, teachers, students, and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. The RISE Demonstration center along with […]

Opening of R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

With a crowd of several hundred members of the local community and representatives from the D.C. government, they would all come together for the grand opening of the first of many changes to occur at St. Elizabeths East, the opening of the R.I.S.E. demonstration center. The acronym stands for; relate, innovate, stimulate and elevate. Serving […]

Welcome to R.I.S.E.!!!!

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”) is continuing to lead efforts to promote the innovation economy and bring it to life across the City with the recent transformation of the St. Elizabeths East chapel into a Demonstration Center!! The “R.I.S.E.” Demonstration Center will bridge the gap between the innovation […]

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