Tag Archives: RIISE Parent Power Conference

Guest Blog – Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, Telling a Racially Stressful Story: Calculate, Locate, & Communicate

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It was MJ Quigley, Assistant Head of School at The Chapin School who first turned us onto the scholar and wisdom of Dr. Howard C. Stevenson. MJ was totally invested in what he shared with faculty & administration at a NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) Diversity Conference.  We finally had a chance […]

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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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New RIISE Video – The Workshops

  As we approach the Fall Boutique Recruitment Event on Sunday, October 6, (don’t forget to register, and tell a friend) we can’t help but remember the energy that you brought to our 1st Annual Parent Power Conference last spring with really cool recruitment & retention workshops. Until next spring, we are here this fall to […]

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Bell Curves Shares How an Independent School Education Can Make A Difference

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  RIISE resident wordsmith, and co-founder of test-prep company, Bell Curves, LLC, Akil Bello shares why it is important to support families of color to consider and attend an independent school. Visit Bell Curves at the RIISE Parent Power Conference! 1. Its important to support families of color in independent schools because the success of the […]

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RIISE Private Screening American Promise

Folks are still mentioning the awesome panel from the RIISE Town Hall-Admitted & Successful, hosted by Horace Mann this past December. One of the panelists was Michéle Stephenson, the other half of the filmmaking duo whose documentary American Promise has received critical acclaim (Sundace, POV). The documentary will have it’s theatrical release this fall but, spring has […]

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5 Easy Steps to Make Your Child’s Independent School Experience a Good One!

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RIISE thanks Samantha Osborne for sharing, from an alum perspective, wonderful & wise tips on parenting powerfully at an independent school. A must read!!! But, more on Samantha first… Samantha grew up in Brooklyn with her Guyanese parents.  She attended the Birch Wathen Lenox School for 13 years and recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania […]

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