What's New

What's New


Open Call: Art Underneath the Elevated 2020

RISE is launching an open call for artists to submit proposals for temporary art installations to activate the public space underneath or adjacent to the elevated A-train in Rockaway, Queens. For more information please click here.

Sign up now for SALT

The SALT program is a service learning and science research program for high school students interested in being outdoors and learning about their environment. For more information, click here.

Sign up now for Aqua 101

Aqua 101 is a summer day camp program for middle schoolers. Participants will gain a better appreciation for the natural environment through healthy outdoor recreation and environmental science exploration. For more information, click here.

RWA Rebrands to RISE

In September 2019 we officially transitioned our organization name from Rockaway Waterfront Alliance(RWA) to the Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity (RISE).

Over the past year, our Board and staff have worked with Growth for Good on a strategic plan for the future of our organization. Through this work, we felt that the new name better represented both our present and past work with the goal of empowering all generations of Rockaway residents to care for their environment and community through civic engagement and youth programs to advance social equity and the physical wellbeing of our vibrant, coastal community.