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6.16 – Two Important Events: ACT Webinar & Indy School Drop-In

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    RIISE Macon Library Drop-In: Thursday, June 16 6pm-7;30p EST The June 16, Brooklyn event is a drop-in to learn more about the benefits and the process of applying to independent schools for families of color. For more details and to RSVP click here     ACT Strategy Seminar: Thursday, June 16th from 9pm-10pm EST Take a […]

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Inspired & Connected at RIISEPPC16


We thank the many families, schools, thought leaders, community organizations and companies for making RIISEPPC16 - What Every Family of Color Should Know   Inspiring connections were made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Vibrant Health, Riverdale Country School, Birch Wathen Lenox, Greenwich Academy, The Town School, The Chapin School, Test Rocker, A&M Sports. We […]

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5.9 – Understanding the Benefits and Challenges of Raising a Child of Color within Independent Schools

blackboystudent Friends Academy and RIISE (Resources In Independent School Education) invites you to join a panel of parents & educators on Monday, May 9th, at 7pm to examine the benefits and challenges families of color experience as they navigate independent schools. What does it mean to receive a great academic education while navigating the racial, social, and economic […]

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4.23 – RIISE Parent Power Conference {Book Launch + School Fair + Workshops}

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  Register Today… RIISE Parent Power Conference 2016 {Book Launch+School Fair+Workshops}   Looking at independent schools? Meet diverse and dynamic groups of schools  & attend important workshops.   Already enrolled? Network with like-minded folks & thought leaders invested in school communities at important workshops!   Registration is open! #RIISEPPC16 is back in Harlem, Saturday, April 23, at Abyssinian Baptist […]

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August 11 | Third Annual RIISE Martha’s Vineyard Benefit

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  The summer celebration continues in Martha’s Vineyard as we turn up arts in education! Resources In Independent School Education will honor scholar, jazz historian, educator, and author of Jam on the Vine, Dr. LaShonda Katrice Barnett as she is accompanied by Emilio Modeste Trio.   Through Jam readings and call & response, be prepared […]

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more Jan. & Feb. events…


January 13 Hilltop Diversity Conference: Creating Change Agents Students: Hilltop Diversity Conference = RCS, HM, ECF + 9 other schools more from last year’s Hilltop Diversity Conference: Creating Change Agents, here     January 16 RIISE joins School Options Simplified in The City of Brotherly Love supporting parents with educational choices Calling all Philly families of children 0-5, more […]

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1.27 Sticks & Stones Revisited – Developing Your Child’s Inner Strengths

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Sticks & Stones Revisited – Developing Your Child’s Inner Strengths, with Delia Farquharson, LCSW When: Wednesday, January 27, 6p-8p Where: Birch Wathen Lenox School 210 East 77th St NYC   As schools work continuously to provide competitive academic environments that are socially and emotionally empowering for all students,  some students will still face the challenges of bullying and […]

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Thank You! The RIISE Roadmap Workshop Series™


    Thank you to all who participated in our RIISE Roadmap Workshop Series™. Many of you went out of your way to make it, traveling distances, bracing through hard rain, and re-arranging schedules. We were honored by your participation. A big shout out to this year’s host school – Riverdale Country School! What participants had to […]

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[10.04] Register – RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event + Book Launch


  RIISE is back at Sarah Lawrence College helping great families engage with great independent schools. RIISE Roadmap Launch Sponsors: Riverdale Country School Greenwich Academy The Fessenden School Workshop Sponsors: Horace Mann School Columbia Grammar & Prep School Birch Wathen Lenox   plus: Ethical Culture Fieldston School Rye Country Day School Tabor Academy The Browning School French-American […]

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  Click Image for Details RSVP Click Image for details  RSVP  Thanks To Our Sponsors:   #StayVibrant Host Sponsor   “Parking is our industry. People are our passion.” Event Sponsor   An independent boys’ boarding and day school for Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 9 School Sponsor         Fresh From Farm Community […]

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