Monthly Archives: March 2013

What Will it Take for Your Child to Succeed?

What Will it Take for Your Child to Succeed? RIISE Members – Free with Discount Code…thanks P.A.L. What can YOU do to help your children succeed in school, and in life? Find out Tuesday, April 9 at P.A.L.’s thought-provoking panel discussion of middle school experts as we share the critical issues facing our NYC middle schoolers. Paul Tough’s […]

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RIISE Parent Power Conference 2013 Save the Date!


SAVE THE DATE RIISE Parent Power Conference 2013 Sunday, May 5 Museum of the City of New York Recruitment + Retention 4 Prospective & Current Families of Color & Independent Schools

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Welcome Columbia Grammar & Prep School

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RIISE is honored to welcome Columbia Grammar & Prepartory School to our network of independent schools. CGPS is one of the oldest non-sectarian independent day schools in the country. This co-ed K-12 independent school is located right next to Central Park West on the upper west side of Mahattan. RIISE is thrilled to begin to […]

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3 Parent Power Responses to 3 Things He Said


  My parent power moment came at the end of Christmas break 2012. It’s only now that I truly recognize it as a powerful moment to be shared. My joyful third grade son, the only boy of color in his class, told me something that set fear in, and broke my heart, all at the […]

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Educating Our Children: Mocha Moms & RIISE


Last evening RIISE was graciously hosted by Aliya Newkirk,  New York State Coordinator Mocha Moms and Mocha Moms of Westchester President, Nicole Bell-Simon, at Aliya’s home in New Rochelle. Over 25 moms gathered to talk about educating our children and the possibilities that exist. RIISE facilitated the event, so you know we pumped our fists […]

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Note from Louise Bergerson, Birch Wathen Lenox: Race & White Educators

In December of 2010, two administrators from Birch Wathen Lenox and I attended the People of Color Conference, held in Philadelphia, along with five of our upper school students. Several of us had attended many times before, so the contents of the three days of programing, as inspiring and uplifting as in earlier years, were […]

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