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Inland Empire

Roadmap for an Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

IE RISE is led by a broad and diverse group of leaders in the Inland Empire region of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, united in the commitment to an inclusive, sustainable, and equitable future for the region.

The leadership group draws heavily from the cross-regional and cross-sector collaboration of Census 2020 outreach, IE COVID Response, as well as other collective efforts in the region. Sky Allen serves as the coordinator for IE RISE, and can be contacted at


IE RISE Funder and Partner Briefing – September 25, 2020

We launched IE RISE via a funder and partner briefing on September 25, 2020, an invitation-only event with about 100 attendees, including 15 funders and two funder collaboratives. We are happy to share with you short video clips, as well as the full program from the day.

IE RISE Launch – Full Video – September 25, 2020

IE RISE Launch – Panelist Spotlights


Karthick Ramakrishnan, CSI UCR

Education Partners

IE RISE Education Partners


Sky Allen, IE RISE Coordinator

Environmental Justice

Silvia Paz, Alianza Coachella Valley

Economic Development

Sheheryar Kaoosji, Warehouse Worker Resource Center


Duane Baker, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority


Corey Jackson, Sigma Beta Xi Youth & Family Services

Housing & Homelessness

Damien O’Farrell, Parkview Legacy Foundation 

Youth Empowerment

Dr. Torie Weiston-Serdan, Youth Mentoring Action Network

Closing Remarks

Karthick Ramakrishnan, CSI-UCR

In addition to our events, we are happy to share videos that feature our amazing organizational partners!

IE RISE – Innovation and Equity in Education – August 2020

Pastor Samuel Casey (COPE) on Racism as a Public Health Crisis – August 2020