RIISE met up with Horace Mann Dad, Ernest Morrell, recently as he facilitated a revealing and authentic Parent Diversity Panel at HM. Ernest, with all his letters, represents many of the amazing dads of color at independent schools and he is talking…Continue
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In honor of Father's Day meet two incredible Dad's of Color
at Riverdale Country School…
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It was standing room only for many of the workshops at the RIISE Parent Power Conference last month. The workshops were presented by incredibly generous parents along with administrators, faculty, and thought leaders around the ins and outs of the recruitment process; what it takes to stick it out and…Continue
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RIISE is thrilled to have Joy Lawson Davis in our network! Joy is a well respected and fantastic resource…Continue
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RIISE had a lot of fun meeting and interviewing two bright young graduates, Vivian Guo and Garcelle Coldros, at the Chapin School.
Vivian and Garcelle, are on top of the world and on top of their game. They are both attending amazing colleges in the fall and are ready to lead. Watch as they share the wonders of an all girls education at Chapin School, what they got out of the Interschool Diversity Leadership Program, and their most memorable Chapin moments.…Continue
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RIISE was introduced to Mary Pender Greene as we received the Community Partnership Award from Border Crossers this spring. We look forward to working with Mary in brining the RIISE network great content and resources as we move into a new school year. In the meantime, here are Mary's…Continue
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How long were you Dir of Admissions forColumbia Grammar & Prep School?
I was director of Admissions for 17 years, after having taught for 8 years.…
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We've known the Perez family since entering Kindergarten at RCS. We go way back! Ivette and I often have moments of exchange offering each other Parenting 101 Lifelines for the past six years. We also share in celebrating our kid's achievements.…Continue
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We want to thank Riverdale Alum Edem Dzubey for introducing us to Trinity Alum, Sybil St. Hilare who rocks with Sonali Mathur & the TestRocker Team. RIISE was invited to experience TestRocker and was blown away!
Think SAT, Mom/Tutor Authority, Digital Platform, Results, Cost Effective...we look forward…Continue
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Attention: Parents of 6th & 7th graders.
RIISE met Prepare Inc at a recent Border Crossers Workshop at The Ideal School.
Thanks Karen, for sharing.
Walk the Talk – Anti-Bias, Anti-Bullying Program
Walk the Talk participants learn to speak up and take action against bias, social cruelty, bullying, and exclusion. The Walk the Talk curriculum focuses on:
· SELF AWARENESS and the cultivation of a positive self-concept and group…Continue
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Justin Aguirre is just about to graduate from Riverdale’s Lower School and plays baseball for The Exclusives, sponsored by Sotheby’s. In addition to moving up to the middle school, Justin has something else to brag about. And,…Continue
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So RIISE is being recognized as a Community Partner! Wow! So cool. You just do what you do, and hope is supports at least one person. So it is rather strange to be recognized by an organization that is as bold and essential in education as Border Crossers. We are even mentioned in a recent BC Newsletter.
It may feel weird, but our network will proudly accept the honor!!! Please come and celebrate the work you do with RIISE and accept with us the…Continue
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Thank you Elon for getting this done. I know you have a lot on your plate. RIISE appreciates your commitment to share experiences and best practices from a student perspective. Elon goes to Riverdale and is finishing up 6th grade. She…Continue
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Pat Zuroski and Markell Parker head up the Office of Diversity at Horace Mann, but they are not alone in making the community equitable, vibrant, inclusive, empathetic, and diverse. They have the support of and receive feedback from administrators, faculty, and most…Continue
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RIISE member mom, Ebony Tyler, was kind enough to give feedback about how she builds bridges in the independent school community. Here, Ebony reacts to her school, CGPS’ recent RIISE School Membership and her expectations around that; shares how she supports her boys through enrichment and how she…Continue
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Folks are still mentioning the awesome panel from the RIISE Town Hall-Admitted & Successful, hosted by Horace Mann this past December. One of the panelists was Michéle Stephenson, the other half of the filmmaking duo whose documentary American Promise has received critical acclaim (Sundace, POV). The documentary will have it’s theatrical release this fall but, spring has been popping with private viewings across the city…Continue
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My daughter was super eager to get this unique day rolling, and here is why. A recent note from her head of middle school…
This year, Fieldston Middle is hosting the 5th Annual Hilltop Diversity Conference on…
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RIISE thanks Samantha Osborne for sharing, from an alum perspective, wonderful & wise tips on parenting powerfully at an independent school. A must read!!! But, more on Samantha first...
Samantha grew up in Brooklyn with her Guyanese parents. She attended…
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RIISE is honored to Welcome
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School to our network of Independent Schools…
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