Tag Archives: families of color

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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Four Ways To Stay In Control of Admission Process

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If you’ve been rocking out the independent school admission process for the last several months, then You Are A ROCK STAR! This competitive and subjective process is a roller coaster ride! But, what’s really cool is that you and your child threw both hands high in the air descending and ascending to the end. Bravo! […]

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Newly Enrolled Families: Nine in Ninety

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Here’s to the close of a fantastic summer, and the beginning of a new school year. This beginning signals both enrollment and admissions at independent schools. For our newly enrolled families—what now? The first 90 days of the enrollment process at an independent school is almost as daunting as the application process itself. I recall […]

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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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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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5 Steps for Cultural Equity In Curriculum

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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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#RIISEPPC15 Countdown

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

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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

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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

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  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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