Monthly Archives: December 2013

Two Mothers – A Collaboration, part 2

Last month, Angie Bergeson, (mom of a son; head of school, The IDEAL School of Manhattan), and I (mom of a son; founder & independent school advisor, RIISE) embarked on a journey that we hope you will  continue to join us on as we share our common goal for social justice and explore our different […]

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When The White House Calls!

 We will pick back up on the STEM blog series with Dr. Joy Lawson Davis during or just after our winter break.  She has been extremely busy and in high demand….The White House called!  Dear Friends,  Please see the message below. I am honored to participate in this White House Initiative and wanted you to […]

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Our Newest RIISE Advisor Talks: Affinity Groups, Are They Relevant?

  We are thrilled to formally introduce Elizasbeth Perez Azerad . Liz has been a good friend, and a true RIISE advocate contributing as a guest blogger; and  co-developer/moderator of a compelling admission’s panel discussion at our Fall Boutique Recruitment Event. We are happy to have her official support! Liz opens this blog about the relevancy […]

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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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Another Article ‘Bout Us!

They come as no surprise, and they arrive often. The stories about us, the numerical minority attending our independent schools. When they arrive on the screen like with Prep School Negro & American Promise, or in the New York Times with Admitted, but Left Out, some of us, as one elite boarding school administrator admitted, read or […]

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Spring Break College Tour Information Session 1/17 hosted at Birch Wathen Lenox School

Calling all current 11th grade families. Transitional Pathways of NY Spring Break College Tour Information Session, on Wednesday, 1/15,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m at Riverdale Country School. *This evening is reserved for Riverdale’s Parents of Color committee members, but RIISE can offer 15 seats to attend info session that will start promptly at 6:30pm. The first 15 […]

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