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Inspired & Connected at RIISEPPC16

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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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Thank you Dad! RIISE POV: Dads of Color In Independent School

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I’ve heard from many that your presence and shared points of view last week was profound. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate and contemplate in brotherhood. Challenges and opportunities with education and employment/entrepreneurship appeared to be the top issues of the evening. RIISE hopes that more opportunities will manifest that inspire you to […]

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12/10 – Open RIISE Workshop – Decoding the Code: Helping Families to Thrive in an Independent School Environment

Abstract: For those who are new to the Independent school experience there may be a period of  “transition shock” that occurs as a result of the family’s entry into a seemingly unfamiliar system.  Successful negotiation of  the admissions process can leave parents feeling on top of the world;  however, the day to day  routine associated with getting […]

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#BMAWeek Day #2 Sits Squarely on Birch Wathen Lenox

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We come to the second day of Black Male Achievement Week with 4 successful young men ranging from kindergarten through grade 10. We thank Brad Battaglia @BWL for helping RIISE recognize these achievers. In his sophomore year at Birch, Ciaran Short is an honor student who plays for the Varsity Basketball team. Ciaran takes his […]

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5 Easy Steps to Make Your Child’s Independent School Experience a Good One!

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RIISE thanks Samantha Osborne for sharing, from an alum perspective, wonderful & wise tips on parenting powerfully at an independent school. A must read!!! But, more on Samantha first… Samantha grew up in Brooklyn with her Guyanese parents.  She attended the Birch Wathen Lenox School for 13 years and recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania […]

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Note from Louise Bergerson, Birch Wathen Lenox: Race & White Educators

In December of 2010, two administrators from Birch Wathen Lenox and I attended the People of Color Conference, held in Philadelphia, along with five of our upper school students. Several of us had attended many times before, so the contents of the three days of programing, as inspiring and uplifting as in earlier years, were […]

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