Tag Archives: PoCC

Post #6: What We’ve Learned. Parent Development.

As RIISE celebrates a decade of inspiring families of color to experience an independent school education, post #5: ‘What We’ve Learned’, has gone way back. This 2009, repost reminds parents of color and parents of children of color to show up whenever and however they can in independent school settings. We know how important parent […]

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POCC/SDLC In Three Words

  The People of Color Conference is the flagship of the National Association of Independent Schools’ commitment to equity and justice in teaching and learning.  The mission of the conference is to provide a safe space for leadership and professional development and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools.  […]

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RIISE Podcast – Partnerships: Affinity Groups In Indy Schools

RIISE Podcast Affinity groups or networks are a valuable resource in independent school communities. Today we talk with Naima Qadir from Chapin about her leadership role as Chair of the Parents of Children of Color – POCC, and the importance of the group to the larger community. Click image to listen [Listen on our SoundCloud Channel https://soundcloud.com/4riise-1/partnerships-affinity-groups-in-indy-schools] […]

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RIISE Spotlight: Unity Week at Horace Mann School

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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4 Reasons To Teach at an Independent School

I recall the moment in vivid detail. After leaving a lower school event, the night air was crisp and the sky clear as my then second grade son marveled at the moon. Admiring the moon alongside him was Milton Sipp, head of the middle school. Instantly, I recognized the power in that moment. Until then, […]

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#BMAWeek Day #4 – Chad Hilliard at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School

When RIISE attended parent affinity group, MOSAIC’s post PoCC/SDLC recap, we were struck by the passion of the student of color affinity group, MECCA, and their  commitment to social justice and equity. It was wonderful hearing from of our future global leaders as they powerfully articulated their experiences and interactions at both the Student Diversity […]

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What Happens When We Get Together PoCC & SDLC 2013

  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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Middle Schoolers Learn The Power of Asking Questions – MS Hilltop Diversity Conference

 It was Horace Mann’s turn last week to host the annual MS Hilltop Diversity Conference. Here is an excerpt from Patricia Zuroski, Director of Diversity Horace Mann… Markell (Markell Parker; Associate Diversity, Assoc. Director of Admissions)  is the master of “lean into discomfort” and his vision for the annual MS Hilltop Diversity Conference was an […]

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Chapin POCC Hosts Eve of Money Making & Korean BBQ

    RIISE was invited by Chapin’s Coordinator of Community Life and Diversity, Alile Eldridge and Parents of Children of Color’s Co-Chair Jaime Kim Ross to participate with Chapin as they looked ahead at summer opportunities for our kids, networking, and making Korean BBQ. It was cold out, but we walked in on a warm […]

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Three Things H-Town and The Boogie Down Have in Common

I. People of Color II. Independent Schools III. Passion Dec 6-8 the NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership will be held in Houston -birthplace of Beyonce and affectionately known in the urban dictionary as H-Town. This year PoCC celebrates a milestone – 25 years of serving faculty and administrators of color at our […]

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