Citywide Meeting at Keystone Church, first Thursday of each month, 7-9



Welcome to Communities Rising!

Please join us at our next CR! Event, held at the Keystone Church, first Thursday each month, 7:00 to 9:00  (Scroll down for April 5th Event information.)


CR is hosting a Lecture Discussion from the on Thursday, March 22, 7 - 8:30 pm.  The lecture is "How to Organize and Mobilize Your Community" by the organizer and activist Sarah El-Amine.  View the lecture at:   To sign-up for the discussion, RSVP:  We'll mail you details of the event.  


We hope to see you at our next CR! EVENT, on Thursday, April 5th, 7 - 9 pm, at Keystone Church: "Gun Safety/Gun Sanity--What Now?"

This evening we will focus on ways that we can work together to find more effective ways to reduce gun violence. Ian Taylor, Co-Leader of the Washington Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, will be joined by students from several local high schools in a panel that will address the Gun Safety/Gun Sanity issue. We are currently seeking high school students who would be interested in collaborating with us on this event. If you want to be involved, please contact us at: . 

In addition to our panel, we hope to meet in small groups, as we often do, to listen and be heard. Doors open at 6:30; we hope you will come early to meet, share stories, and network!


Our mission is to bring people together in a caring community to strengthen civic engagement and shape public policies to benefit people and the planet. Here’s how we support our mission:

  • Hold monthly Citywide Meetings and promote CR! events and other organizations – See the Events page
  • Publicize ways for each of us find ways  to plug into the issues and causes that “light our fire” – See the Get Involved page
  • Facilitate Neighborhood Groups so neighbors can work on what’s important to them – See the Neighborhoods page
  • Provide information vetted by one of our members on a multitude of subjects – Use our searchable Explore Issues page

Together and in community, as actively engaged citizens, may we continue to find ways to create a world and a future that works for all!