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[10.29] 8th RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event

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    8th RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event Sunday, October 29 at 2 PM - 5 PM Sarah Lawrence College – Heimbold Visual Arts Center 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY   For the past eight years, Resources In Independent School Education has created a recruitment space for families of color as they consider the social, educational, economic, and cultural […]

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Parent Pathways: Why & How To Create Them

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As a parent, creating ways to influence the culture of an independent school community requires some insight, courage, and strategy. If you don’t already know it a top notch education, particularly one that is predominantly white and privileged, can be challenged by implicit and explicit biases. Often experienced as micro or macro aggressions, over time […]

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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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Currently Enrolled? Participate–Important Research Study

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Dear Enrolled Parents: Please consider participating in an important research study about the unique ways in which Black parents socialize and prepare their children for navigating independent schools. Please contact Rashidah Bowen White, (PhD candidate at Columbia University) for more information. rbowenwhite@gmail.com (646) 657-8551 Rashidah Bowen White Thank you Rashidah for being on our panel […]

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Diversity, non-negotiable

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Now is not the time to dial back on diversity initiatives, particularly within independent school education. Disparities with race, gender, ability, socio- economics, sexual orientation and the social unrest in our country, require it. Many independent diversity initiatives offer inviting spaces for students, parents, and educators to fully show up and express identity; develop supportive networks, […]

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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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5.9 – 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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Love, Admissions

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Dear Family Applicants, There may be a few loose ends like a pending interview or test date, but for the most part your role in this rigorous application process is over. Job well done, family!!! Because we’ve been there, we expect you may be experiencing a bit of anxiety as you wait for notification. In […]

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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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#RIISEPPC15 Countdown

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