Monthly Archives: May 2013

You made it happen! Thank you. RIISE Parent Power Conference 2013

[slideshow id=1]   On Sunday, May 5, at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York, 175 powerful parents and twenty of the New York areas top independent schools convened for the 2013 RIISE Parent Power Conference. The conference successfully focused on the interdependent relationship between socially responsible recruitment and well-balanced retention of an […]

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A RIISE Parent Power Welcome From American Promise

In 1999, when we turned our camera on our son Idris, and his best friend Seun, they were beginning kindergarten at the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. We had great expectations for the boys and were eager to document their journey through school. We were confident that this incredible opportunity would set them […]

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Pamela Jolly is Back! Keynote Speaker Parent Power Conference 2013

Our recent interview with Pamela… Pamela, since your keynote will be held on Cinco de Mayo, RIISE wants to know what your favorite Mexican dish is.  “Sweet Fried Plantains served with Sour Cream and Queso Fresco on the side for dipping only at Pequeña on S. Portland in Brooklyn.”  What does Torch in Torch Enterprises represent? […]

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

  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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Do You Know Harlem School of the Arts? Think Cultural Enrichment

Visit @HSAnyc at #RIISEPPC13 About the Harlem School of the Arts: For nearly a half-century, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people. Located in Harlem’s historic Hamilton Heights, this pioneering, world-class institution brings together music, dance, theatre, visual arts and musical theatre instruction under […]

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