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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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You’ve Gotta BELIEVE—Awaiting the Decision

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      It’s about to get real in a hot minute! Keenly aware of where she will be this time next year with the independent school admission process, a mom of a three year old and a six month old is hyper-aware of the conversations buzzing around her, “…all the chatter in the nyc trains is about […]

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Straight, No Chaser Chronicles

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Let’s get right to it. The highly selective independent school admission process is enlightening and stressful! Within the past eleven years I’ve experienced it first-hand, twice. For the last eight, I’ve joined many RIISE Doer member families on their journey towards academic excellence. So, I know a thing or two about months of audition and competition that culminates with a mixture […]

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THREE IMPORTANT THINGS A DAD MUST CONSIDER WHEN APPLYING FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.

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This RIISE guest blog comes from Saliou Diop, blogger/founder—DaddyGoRound …sometimes it takes a Dad to win over Dad’s who are on the fence! As a dad/parent, choosing a school for your child can be very time consuming as there are a lot of things to think about and consider. From the school’s curriculum to how […]

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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 https://riisemacondropin.eventbrite.com     ACT Strategy Seminar: Thursday, June 16th from 9pm-10pm EST Take a […]

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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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