Author Archives: Gina Parker Collins

This video says it all!

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How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star!

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  How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star -before, during, and after best practices   You may have been to a couple of school fairs already. They are one of the most important initial stops on the independent school journey. It’s where you gain knowledge and make that first impression. You can shine bright […]

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We’re Back! 10/21 – RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event

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Register Now “Whoohoo!” Please excuse my animation, but I am now the super proud mom of a Senior and a Freshman!!! [Applause] Thank you, thank you. Like many families of children of color in an independent school, we have a vision, we keep our eyes on the prize, and we share our stories. We believe […]

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FBLIVE: Confessions of A Parent ADVOCATE

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Going Beyond – A Gift For You. Are You Ready?

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  Martha’s Vineyard was epic this year! Thank you to all who attended. Shout out to Point Made Learning. Riverdale Country School, Horace Mann School, & Westover School generously made it happen along with donations from unique vendors! We can’t forget the tremendous wisdom of our co-hosts Dr. Barnett & Dr. Jolly. We brought you […]

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Requirements: Advocacy & Engagement

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  This school year is extra special! Having started our indy school journey with kindergarten, my kids are now bookends in upper school -a freshman and a graduating senior! [Applause] Thank you, thank you. Parents, we make huge investments (our kids & our money) in choosing an independent school education. We’re busy holding it down […]

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Back to School Tips. Ready? Let’s Go.

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  Hey, RIISE Fam! FACT: The final days of summer and the start of a new school year is upon us! There is so much to look forward to as we support our kids this new academic year. We put together a few RIISE tips for a smooth transition and a strong start. If you […]

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July 25, 12pm – RIISE MID-SUMMER Admission Info Session

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[Newsletter] RIISE MID-SUMMER MUSINGS: Admissions & Martha’s Vineyard

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  Missing summer already?It seems as soon as we get into the swing of things, it begins to fade, fast.   Fact is, summer is actually five days longer than winter.Then why does it feel so short?Perhaps, there too many misleading markers:~ the end and the start of a new school year~ the beginning and end […]

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August 9 & 10 [RIISE MV 2018] Sistas on The RIISE + Brunch & Beach

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Thursday, August 9, 11 am – 2 pm YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard Sistas On The RIISE will nourish and encourage all Marthas to embrace their resilience and vulnerability; creative spirit and sheer will; their ability to heal and inspire the future. The namesake story of Martha’s Vineyard is not definitive, so we’re choosing to go with a self-serving […]

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