Tag Archives: families of color

5 Steps for Cultural Equity In Curriculum


Parents of color have the power to influence cultural equity in curriculum. Here is how this story goes: My children are graduating this year and I am beyond proud that they are thriving academically as they continue to manage the culture of independent schools as children of color. It is a known fact that our children […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – #6 – Be Encouraged!

Zenaida last spring at The bath of Diocleziano at Rome's National Museum

The process of applying to independent schools is intense. So, it is very important that you have on your armor, shielded from the well-intentioned and not so well-intentioned naysayers. Your family and your child are not only taking a leap of faith, but moving away from the heard with regards to school choice. Walk in your vision […]

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October 25 – Admissions Now! A Workshop

The Town School

Admissions Now! A Workshop Understanding the essentials of the Independent School admissions & recruitment process Admit to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege Oxford Dictionaries, www.oxforddictionaries.com, 2014 Recruit to attempt to enroll or enlist Oxford Dictionaries, www.oxforddictionaries.com, 2014   If you’re a family of color applying now or in the future, this workshop […]

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October 19 – 5th Annual RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event


  5th Annual RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event RSVP On Sunday, October 19, join us for the 5th Annual RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event. We are thrilled to return to Sarah Lawrence College to assist with building bridges, around admissions, between families of color who value distinguished day & boarding school education, and admissions teams who are recruiting […]

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Six Ways to Consider Privilege, from newest RIISE Advisor, Delia Farquharson, LCSW

Delia Farquharson, LCSW

Meet Delia Farquharson, mother of two indy school girls of color, practicing therapist, and blog radio talk-show host of Discussion with Delia. Our network is delighted to have the resources and support of a professional like Delia whose really inspired to guide us along our academic, social and emotional encounters in independent schools, “Educating the next […]

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Update August 14 – First Annual RIISE MV Benefit supports scholarship & honors American Promise

RIISE Benefit

Rain Rain Go Away! We can’t change the weather, but we can change the day. With the forecast shaping up to look like a complete wash out we have decided to postpone the RIISE BENEFIT one day and would like to welcome you on Thursday instead of tomorrow. We hope you get this note in […]

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Guest Blog – Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, Telling a Racially Stressful Story: Calculate, Locate, & Communicate


It was MJ Quigley, Assistant Head of School at The Chapin School who first turned us onto the scholar and wisdom of Dr. Howard C. Stevenson. MJ was totally invested in what he shared with faculty & administration at a NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) Diversity Conference.  We finally had a chance […]

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Why You Should Attend – JUNE 7 2014 – RIISE Parent Power Conference 2014!


This is how WE do it! We are families of color who place a premium on quality education & private, independent schools who recognize diversity delivers innovation and global citizenship. On Saturday, June 7, at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, we are delighted to once again bring together highly engaged parents & private, independent schools, to […]

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RIISE Spotlight with Greenwich Academy’s Abby Katz – Dean of Admissions & FA


RIISE is thrilled to brand and promote our newest member school, Greenwich Academy. Located about 25 miles from NYC, GA is situated on an incredibly beautiful campus in downtown Greenwich, CT, convenient to both Westchester and Fairfield counties. The all-girl, Pre K-12 college preparatory’s physical space challenges and encourages academic achievement , character development and […]

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