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  • RIISE Podcast – Dr. Howard Stevenson Talks About our #IndySchoolGirlsofColor


    Dr. Stevenson is the truth! Listen to our podcast as Dr. Howard Stevenson talks about the importance & power of girls of color – their style, their voice, their future and what happens when independent schools become much more appreciative of what they bring to the table. Thank you Dr. Stevenson! #IndySchoolGirlsofColor & The Women […]

  • #IndySchoolGirlsofColor guest blog – Body Image, by Mimi Morales

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    Only 2 more days…did you register yet for Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at success through an independent school lens? Enjoy our last guest blog before the event from one of our amazing panelists… Body Image by, Mimi Morales Growing up a young lady, going through puberty, with an ever-changing body […]

  • #IndySchoolGirlsofColor guest blog- Identifying as ALICIA, by Alicia Hodge

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    We are only 3 days away from our #indyschoolgirlsofcolor mentoring event, Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at success through an independent school lens. Have you registered? We are super-charged by the recent guest blog series offered by our panelists, young women of color who’ve attended private independent schools. These incredible women […]


  • 4.22 Doc+Talk: 25th Anniversary of The Central Park Five *New Location

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    Can You Stand the Rain by New Edition was my song that early spring! Not having long graduated from Howard, I was still living in my college town of Washington DC, which at the time was desperate with fear from murder and crack cocaine. But, back in my home town of New York, fear and […]

  • 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, […]