Monthly Archives: January 2014

Thanks Starita! Free Webinar-Standardized Tests -Which One & When-2/5

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Global Citizenship=Global Exchange…Road Less Traveled 1/28


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In Honor of a Dream…A Personal Invitation

My daughter knows how much I love documentaries. So, I’m glad she turned me on to one called, The Human Experience. This powerful documentary referenced  two quotes that struck me. One was by Viktor Frankl, which basically said, the last of the human freedoms is the freedom to choose one’s attitudes. The other was an […]

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Recap – RIISE Affinity & Networking New Year’s Mixer

From: Elizabeth Perez Azerad RIISE Multicultural Advisor What a turn out! What fun! For those of you unable to attend our networking mixer on Saturday night at the very chic COVE Lounge in Harlem, we really missed you.  We met new friends, shared stories and made plans for the future, all while enjoying flavorful RIISE […]

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You’ve Seen American Promise, Now Read Promises Kept

Congratulations American Promise on the book release- We thank you for being sponsors of this year’s RIISE Parent Affinity & Resource New Year’s Mixer- PBS POV Television Screening of American Promise is February 3     From the directors of the award-winning documentary American Promise* *Winner of the U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award, 2013 […]

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Poetry Slam – Resolutions by Khalif Andre + Student Essay Contest

   Resolutions It’s a new year so say goodbye to 2013. I hope that 2014 will be great But that remains to be seen. For now the only thing we can do is dream and hypothesize. Not about our deficiencies, but about our victories We are all destined for greatness so let’s slow down and […]

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From a Week to a Month – Black History

I have yet to see the Independent Lens documentary, More Than  A Month. I will, next month. You see, February is Black History month. A time to gorge ourselves on over 400 years of history here in America. A marketer’s dream. I say gorge because quite frankly it’s impossible to consume it all in a […]

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Jazz – True American Art Form Takes Shape @ Riverdale, stopping by the Jazz Standard!

Jackie Modeste, Riverdale mom, educator, radio host & Jazz authoritarian, saved the day and captured for RIISE what we missed! More on Jackie’s son, Emilio and the Kickstarter campaign to gig in Australia, after you enjoy her blog!  On Sunday, January 12th, the Riverdale Country School (RCS) high school jazz band performed at the Jazz […]

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Chess, Anyone? Amadi & Josiah – RIISE Chess Ambassador’s

Ebony Tyler is one proud mama! A matter of fact, she is still on ‘cloud 9’ after her sons showed off their chess skills taking home a championship. RIISE asked Ebony, mom of two boys of color attending Columbia Grammar & Prep School and organizer of upcoming Spring Break College Tour, to take advantage of […]

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Curriculum Blog Series – “Want To Know How To Recognize The Genius In Your Genius?” 5 Traits To Look For

This is Awesome! Thanks Dr. Joy! Families, are you registered to hear Dr. Joy Lawson Davis discuss social and emotional issues facing advanced learning kids of color at elite institutions? She’s only in town one day, Saturday, 2/22 10:00-11:30 am at the IDEAL School of  Manhattan. Don’t miss her. Read all about it and Register here… […]

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