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<p>Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry addresses the audience gathered at the grand opening ceremony of the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center located at St. Elizabeths East while Mayor Gray listens Aug. 13.</p>

Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry addresses the audience gathered at the grand opening ceremony of the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center located at St. Elizabeths East while Mayor Gray listens Aug. 13.

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$8 Million Tech Facility Opens in Southeast

Former Chapel New Home of R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

After years of lagging behind the rest of the District, residents of Southeast have finally had their prayers answered in the form of a new facility that will offer computer and business training for youth, adults and senior citizens alike.