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RIISE Spotlight: Unity Week at Horace Mann School

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In this RIISE Spotlight, we are starting at the end. A sort of rewind that begins with an in-flight interview with Patricia Zuroski, Director of Diversity at HM, as she traveled to NAIS-POCC 2015. Thank you, Patricia for taking the time to begin with the outcome and finish with the inspiration for Unity Week at Horace Mann. […]

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What Our Students {Jalen. Gibby. Michael. Dakota. Emilio. & Crew} Did This Summer

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Jalen Reflections of Complexions Student Submission Form – Deadline 12/15 Hi Ms. Collins,   It’s Jalen Daniels from Columbia Prep. I hope you are having a fantastic summer!! I am excited to announce that I am creating a book with my fellow friend,  Ifeoma “Ify” White-Thorpe from Morris Hills High School. For our book, we are requesting that students of […]

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Make Every Month Our Month!

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Posted by, Elizabeth Perez Azerad, MD RIISE Multicultural Advisor Contributions by permission of Jessica R. Azerad, Horace Mann School ‘13, Claremont McKenna College ‘17   Black History Month is coming to a close. Depending on the calendar that you consult we will begin to celebrate Women’s History Month and/ or Nutrition Month.  Latino Heritage Month is a […]

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Enrights on the Hill

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RIISE loves this dynamic sister brother duo, Naomi & Nicky Enright! Both are independent school faculty members at two of our Hilltop schools. Nicky is an art teacher at Riverdale Country, and Naomi is a diversity associate at Horace Mann. We recently caught up with them both at the Hilltop Middle School Diversity Conference and asked […]

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Riverdale hosts Student Conference / Horace Mann hosts Parent Seminar

Learn about two events hosted by two of our member schools, Riverdale County School & Horace Mann! Friday, 1/23 Hill School’s Middle School Diversity Conference – hosted at Riverdale Country School *please encourage your RCS, HM, or ECF middle schooler to attend by notifing their school leaders Here’s what faciliatators have to say about it… History “The […]

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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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Parents: Encourage Boys of Color Grades 6-12 to Attend! 4/5

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  2014 Young Men of Color Symposium “Capturing Our Passion; Strengthening Our Voice”   Saturday, April 5,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Riverdale Country School 5250 Fieldston Road Bronx, NY This symposium is a leadership conference for young men of color in independent schools in grades 6-12 in the NYC area. The day will feature […]

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What Happens When We Get Together PoCC & SDLC 2013

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  As many of you know, the People of Color Conference (PoCC) is an annual two-day conference with workshops, celebrated speakers, heritage and association sessions, documentary screenings, book signings, and  supportive connections. When it’s all said and done, you are simultaneously exhilarated and exhausted! The conference was created by the National Association of Independent Schools […]

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Two Events Two Weeks Apart…Many To Thanks

 One…last month we hosted RIISE’s 4th Annual Fall Boutique Recruitment Event at Sarah Lawrence College. The turn out was great, the atmosphere charged with current families in support of recruitment of prospective families who wanted to become aware, apply, and access the fourteen terrific independent schools at the diversity event. The afternoon offered a warm […]

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Part II – RIISE Roadmap: Admissions – Filling Up The Gas Tank – What You Should Know Before You Apply

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Part II The Admissions Roadmap, Step I Filling up the Gas Tank The Things You Need to do Before you Apply to Independent School By Jason H. Caldwell Director of Admissions Horace Mann School   Recommendations are in order within the next month or so. For Nursery (pre-K)-grade 4, speak with your child’s previous year’s […]

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