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About RISE

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center introduces the St. Elizabeths East redevelopment as a forward-thinking, vibrant, world-class project and gateway to the District’s 2050 economy. Selected by the community, the name R.I.S.E. stands for Relate, Innovate, Stimulate and Elevate.

The Demonstration Center will connect the innovation economy, the surrounding communities and residents of Washington, D.C.

FACILITATES a flexible, class A meeting & demonstration space 

CREATES a gateway to the District’s 2050 green, creative, health & technology industries 

DEMONSTRATES  interactive partnerships and innovative programming




The address for Gateway DC is  2700 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032 and for and the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center is  2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032. We are located at the 3rd Gate located on the campus St Elizabeths East.  The following directions are from the National Mall in Washington, DC.

  • Head south on 4th St SW toward Independence Ave SW
  • Take I-695 to Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
  • Take the 1st left onto Independence Ave SW
  • Take the 2nd right onto Washington Ave SW
  • Slight right onto the ramp to I-695
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-295 S/Nationals Park/6th St and merge onto I-695
  • Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-295
  • Take exit 3B for Howard Rd toward Nationals Park/Downtown
  • Turn left onto Howard Rd SE
  • Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
  • Destination will be on the right
R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.,

Washington, D.C. 20032

Phone: 202-478-5849


Facebook: /RISEDC

Twitter @RISE_DC