Monthly Archives: March 2014

RIISE welcomes Greenwich Academy!

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Yes! Greenwich Academy becomes our eighth member school, our second all-girls school, and our first from Fairchester (westchester/fairfield counties)! We are encouraged by Greenwich Academy’s commitment to extending their diversity and inclusion initiatives through RIISE School Membership. As with our other distinguished member schools, we are excited to uniquely introduce you to what GA does best! […]

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Speaking of phenomenal women, meet our advisory team!

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Resources In Independent School Education is tremendously blessed by the support we receive each and every day from you, our network of families and independent schools. We thank you for all you do! Let us introduce you to four phenomenal women who are helping us plan the future by offering their insight, resources, and intellectual […]

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April 12th – Judith Ohikuare has expectations for #indyschoolgirlsofcolor

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RIISE dubs 2014 year of the GIRL We recognize Her and mentor Her transformation into WOMAN Our anticipation is high for RIISE & Chapin’s April 12th event – Girls of Color & The Women They Become: A look at success through an independent school lens. And we are super thrilled to have event moderator and today’s guest blogger, […]

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Correction: RIISE Newsletter Title: Where would we be without Her?

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Parents: Encourage Boys of Color Grades 6-12 to Attend! 4/5

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  2014 Young Men of Color Symposium “Capturing Our Passion; Strengthening Our Voice”   Saturday, April 5,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Riverdale Country School 5250 Fieldston Road Bronx, NY This symposium is a leadership conference for young men of color in independent schools in grades 6-12 in the NYC area. The day will feature […]

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Judith, Judith, Judith!, Moderates Girls of Color & The Women They Become:Success Through Independent School

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In the spirit of mentoring our girls, Judith Ohikuare will moderate an accomplished alumnae panel on Saturday, April 12, at her alma mater, The Chapin School. RIISE first met Judith and her authentic voice – as a journalist and graduate of color from an elite independent school, through her article entitled, When Minorities Attend Elite […]

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Our Young Women Forging Their Place and Voice The Story of La Adelita by E.Perez Azerad

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Our third amazing blog of Women’s History Month! Thank you Elizabeth. Elizabeth Perez Azerad RIISE Multicultural Advisor @lizperezazerad   Based on the famous Mexican Corridos or folk songs, which arose during the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), “La Adelita” has become the symbolic image of any woman warrior who struggles for her rights and those of others. […]

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RIISE Share PALNYC Beyond Flashcards Workshop March 10

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PALNYC Workshop, March 10- Beyond Flashcards: Meaningful Arithmetic Join PALNYC for Part 2 of our 4-Part Math Series, Beyond Flashcards: Meaningful Arithmetic – Arithmetic can be taught for its own sake but also as a gateway to understanding deeper properties of numbers and operations. Learn ways to work with children as they learn arithmetic to […]

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Not angry, She simply has Something to Say

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  Here is our second feminine voice of color as we usher in this season of Woman. Here’s a news flash, the season is really 365 days a year. Just consider where all of us would be without Her. This strong-not angry voice is sharing her independent school story, a story familiar to many, but often […]

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RIISE Spotlight: Elon Collins 7th grade @RCS – Commentary on Gender

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RIISE is proud to have Elon Constance Collins deliver the first blog of Women’s History Month. The middle school years, they say, are the toughest. It is a time of huge discovery and understanding of one’s identity in relationship to self and to others. One of the many benefits of an independent school education is […]

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