Mayor Gray Cuts the Ribbon on R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development M. Jeffrey Miller, Department of General Services Director Brian Hanlon, and D.C. Office of Planning Director Ellen McCarthy joined with community members today to cut the ribbon on the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, formerly the chapel on the St. Elizabeths East Campus in Ward 8. The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, a name selected by the community, stands for Relate, Innovate, Stimulate and Elevate (Rela8, Innov8, Stimul8 and Elev8).