Tag Archives: affinity groups

Post #6: What We’ve Learned. Parent Development.

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As RIISE celebrates a decade of inspiring families of color to experience an independent school education, post #5: ‘What We’ve Learned’, has gone way back. This 2009, repost reminds parents of color and parents of children of color to show up whenever and however they can in independent school settings. We know how important parent […]

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Parent Pathways: Why & How To Create Them

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As a parent, creating ways to influence the culture of an independent school community requires some insight, courage, and strategy. If you don’t already know it a top notch education, particularly one that is predominantly white and privileged, can be challenged by implicit and explicit biases. Often experienced as micro or macro aggressions, over time […]

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Diversity, non-negotiable

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Now is not the time to dial back on diversity initiatives, particularly within independent school education. Disparities with race, gender, ability, socio- economics, sexual orientation and the social unrest in our country, require it. Many independent diversity initiatives offer inviting spaces for students, parents, and educators to fully show up and express identity; develop supportive networks, […]

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The Power of Parent Involvement & 4 Ways Affinity Groups Do It!

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  Erica King Toler, PhD, leads one of our popular workshops called  Decoding the Code:  Helping Families to Thrive in an Independent School Environment. As she equips our parents with tools to decode the independent school culture, she also highlights the value of parent participation. With that in mind, let’s talk about parent involvement and the ways it can look at […]

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