Author Archives: Gina Parker Collins

The Point of It All

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The point is they’ve developed in ways beyond my wildest expectations. Seriously, they blow my mind! Although I credit my family’s love and guidance, an independent school education has had a significant impact on my children’s progress. Since lower school, my 11th-grade daughter and my 8th-grade son have continued to remind us the reason for it all. Before […]

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Register | Free 10.29 Fall Boutique Recruitment Event—Diversity In Action

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[9.27] RIISE ROADMAP: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ADMISSION WEBINAR

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RIISE ROADMAP: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ADMISSION WEBINAR September 27, 2017 7pm-8pm This is an online event Participate in our digital workshop that will address five hidden steps toward a sane, productive and enjoyable independent school search process. You will learn: 1. how your Purpose can get you back on the right track when the road you’re on gets bumpy-and […]

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[10.29] 8th RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event

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    8th RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event Sunday, October 29 at 2 PM - 5 PM Sarah Lawrence College – Heimbold Visual Arts Center 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY   For the past eight years, Resources In Independent School Education has created a recruitment space for families of color as they consider the social, educational, economic, and cultural […]

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Restating Our Purpose: Legacy

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  A new school year provides a new opportunity for RIISE to restate its purpose—creating alliances for legacy through education. We do this by building bridges between families of color and the culture of independent schools. The idea of RIISE took shape in 2009, one year after our daughter’s first day of school. Underrepresentation, in […]

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8.11.17 [RIISE MV Events] The Essential College Writing Workshop

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Enrolling at top colleges and universities is said to be seamless for independent school graduates. Yet, one college professor challenges this notion when it comes to college writing, and she wants to do something about it! Enter educator, historian, jazz aficionado, author and Summer Vineyarder, Dr LaShonda Katrice Barnett. A full time visiting professor at North Western […]

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8.9.17 [RIISE MV Events] Boarding School Panel—21st Century Learning & Innovation

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  2nd Annual Boarding School Panel | 21st Century Learning & Innovation We’re back on Martha’s Vineyard at the Edgartown Public Library bridging summer gaps with awareness and access to a boarding school education! Are you curious? Do you have questions? Are you enrolling this Fall? A panel of administrators, educators, and students will offer real […]

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8.10.17 [Why We Can't Wait] 4th Annual RIISE Martha’s Vineyard Benefit

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  4th Annual RIISE Martha’s Vineyard Benefit Brunch & Beach We’re back on Martha’s Vineyard celebrating families of color, independent school education, and beyond! Bring your family and bunch with us at the awesome Winnetu in Katama. Fun activities for kids of all ages! This year’s speaker, Dr. Pamela Jolly will discuss Why We Can’t Wait for: […]

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{S.O.S.} Self. Others. Surroundings. @ Town.

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  Hello, and thank you for joining us this past Saturday at Town! It was a great morning with parents, educators, alum, admin and students. We learned so much about Town and what makes it unique and culturally responsive with S.O.S. A special shout out goes to graduating 8th grader, Harrison Velasquez who talked about […]

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Your 5.30 Invitation to Boys Education @ Buckley

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Springtime is a great time to learn about boys education and what makes it so unique. Join us after work for the annual champagne toast with The Buckley School. Buckley provides a traditional, yet innovative, curriculum from kindergarten, Beginners, through ninth grade. But, what does that look like for boys of color? RSVP for your personal […]

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