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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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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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Job Fair to Promote Diversity

ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR OF COLOR INTERESTED IN TEACHING? IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL? Pre-register for the Job Fair to Promote Diversity Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00am-2:00pm Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School 4 West 93rd Street The Job Fair to Promote Diversity seeks talented educators of color for teaching and administrative positions in over 70 tri-state […]

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RIISE HOS Series – Molly King @ Greenwich Academy

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Seasons Greetings! May this holiday season be especially good to you and your family. We pray for one that is filled with fellowship, giving, peace, joy, and love. RIISE is adding some HOS cheer to this holiday season by asking our school leaders some great questions. HOS is not a holiday cocktail (however, open to suggested recipes), but it’s […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tip # 8 – Mindset

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How did it happen? How did RIISE miss posting our weekly Monday admissions blog? I think it had something to do with exhaustion from the four school events I attended last week. Just shy of 60 days into the school year, and it feels like it’s been months! As a current or prospective independent school […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – #5: Show Up – Open Houses, Tours, Receptions…

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Yes, it is Admissions Now! If you are a prospective family, this is a time of huge discovery. It is also a time to stand up, show up, and be recognized. There’s nothing like a first impression, or a second. So, whenever there is an opportunity to learn more about a school and it’s culture […]

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