KMOV Puts Rise and Emerald Ridge Groundbreaking On The Air

Click on the image to see the article and the media piece KMOV Channel 4 did on Rise and the groundbreaking of Emerald Ridge.  

Rise Training – Community Development and Food Access: Innovative Strategies and Impactful Solutions

Community Development and Food Access: Innovative Strategies and Impactful Solutions Join Rise as we engage community development corporations (CDCs) and other stakeholders around the relevant topics of food access within the context of place-based community development. We recognize that there are CDCs and other community organizations located in food deserts and/or have residents within their service area with limited access […]

NNIP Elects Eleanor Tutt for Executive Committee

On January 3, 2014, Eleanor Tutt, Data Management Coordinator for Rise, was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). NNIP ( is a collaboration of the Urban Institute ( – a nonpartisan economic and social policy research center – and local partners in 37 cities to further the […]

Emerald Ridge Groundbreaking Ceremony-Partnership in Action

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled on February 10, 2014 for Emerald Ridge (formerly the East Alton Defense Area Redevelopment). In partnership with SWIDA (Southwestern Illinois Development Authority), Madison County, and the Village of East Alton, Rise will develop 46 new single-family homes in East Alton, Illinois.  The site will consist of 34 single-story and 12 […]