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    We happy to be back again with our podcast series sharing the vision of our independent school leaders. Today’s HOS Series features Dominic Randolph who leads, with the support of trustees, faculty, admin, students, and parents at Riverdale Country School, pre-K through grade 12 in the Bronx. Enjoy!   *download for original sound quality

  • Make Every Month Our Month!

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    Posted by, Elizabeth Perez Azerad, MD RIISE Multicultural Advisor Contributions by permission of Jessica R. Azerad, Horace Mann School ‘13, Claremont McKenna College ‘17   Black History Month is coming to a close. Depending on the calendar that you consult we will begin to celebrate Women’s History Month and/ or Nutrition Month.  Latino Heritage Month is a […]

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    RIISE loves this dynamic sister brother duo, Naomi & Nicky Enright! Both are independent school faculty members at two of our Hilltop schools. Nicky is an art teacher at Riverdale Country, and Naomi is a diversity associate at Horace Mann. We recently caught up with them both at the Hilltop Middle School Diversity Conference and asked […]




    RIISE Parent Power Conference Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 1 pm The Abyssinian Baptist Church – Harlem, NY     We love spring! We honor this long awaited season with our annual spring recruitment & workshop conference that’s building bridges between families of color and the culture of private independent schools. We thank The Abyssinian Baptist […]

  • Invitation: 2/26-Black History @ Horace Mann + 2/28-Girls Like Us! @ Chapin

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    Navigating Dr. King’s Dream in 2015, Keys to Success Horace Mann School – Recital Hall in The Fisher Hall Building 231 West 246th St. Bronx, NY Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m., Recital Hall  Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Black Parents Union (BPU) and the Office of Diversity invite parents from all divisions to join us for an […]