Tag Archives: Gina Parker Collins

August 9 | Edgartown Library Drop-In + Doc-Talk “A Secret World: What Life is Really Like at Boarding School”

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Edgartown Library Drop-In + Doc-Talk:   “A Secret World: What Life is Really Like at Boarding School” Tuesday, August 9th 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Edgartown Library – *new beautiful location - 26 West Tisbury Rd., Edgartown, MA 02539 *Light Refreshments to Follow  | RSVP  Hosted by: Anika Walker-Johnson - Dean of Multicultural Education at Tabor Academy Gina Parker Collins […]

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5.9 – Understanding the Benefits and Challenges of Raising a Child of Color within Independent Schools

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 www.fa.org Friends Academy and RIISE (Resources In Independent School Education) invites you to join a panel of parents & educators on Monday, May 9th, at 7pm to examine the benefits and challenges families of color experience as they navigate independent schools. What does it mean to receive a great academic education while navigating the racial, social, and economic […]

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Some Indy School Best Practices!

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Why re-invent the wheel, when we can grow community by sharing what we do best! Our schools are lucky to have the insight & creativity that our diverse families bring to the community. RIISE encourages families of color to give voice to their perspectives, gain consensus, and make things happen! Regardless of your role in […]

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Bridging the Great Divide Through Parent Engagement

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This Saturday at NYC G&T Symposium join Gina Parker Collins & a fantastic group of panelists as they discuss the value of parent engagement… Bridging the Great Divide with Parent Engagement: Common Threads That Weave SuccessHow much does parent engagement or lack thereof determine the educational outcome of our children? What can we as parents do better […]

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BE SMART > Interview With Author of RIISE Roadmap to Independent School Success & Beyond

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Wife, mom, writer, and businesswoman Gina Parker Collins bravely subjected herself to a unique experience at the RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment event: being interviewed by her two children in front of a packed auditorium of about 150 people. [Related: The Price We’ll Pay for Our Children’s Education: Are There Better Options?] Her daughter, Elon, a […]

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Invitation: 2/26-Black History @ Horace Mann + 2/28-Girls Like Us! @ Chapin

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Navigating Dr. King’s Dream in 2015, Keys to Success Horace Mann School – Recital Hall in The Fisher Hall Building 231 West 246th St. Bronx, NY Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m., Recital Hall  Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Black Parents Union (BPU) and the Office of Diversity invite parents from all divisions to join us for an […]

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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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What does July Fourth mean to you?

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Like most, my family anticipates celebrating summertime with friends during this July Fourth weekend. For me, the meaning of the holiday is not often reflected upon. My thoughts go straight to good grilling and impressive firework displays. That all changed last week in the Vineyard when my attention was drawn to a flyer posted in […]

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RIISE Podcast: Talking Race with Border Crossers=Partying with a Purpose

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RIISE has lunch with Jaime-Jin Lewis, Executive Director at Border Crossers & RIISE contributor, to discuss the important social justice & equity work BC develops to support teachers in the classroom. We also chat about BC’s Springtime Gala this Thursday, May 8 in NYC and why you should be there. Racial & social justice work […]

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Two Mothers – A Collaboration, part 2

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Last month, Angie Bergeson, (mom of a son; head of school, The IDEAL School of Manhattan), and I (mom of a son; founder & independent school advisor, RIISE) embarked on a journey that we hope you will  continue to join us on as we share our common goal for social justice and explore our different […]

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