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Students Together Empowering People of Color Successfully

We remember when Horace Mann alumna, Devereaux Mackey, won a school grant to implement her vision for a student resource. “STEPS is everything I never had in middle school and I wanted to create a program where students of color and their families felt supported consistently.” Students Together Empowering People of Color Successfully, has grown […]

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Reviews for (AFRO)DITE: A Black Girls Guide To PWI’s

Click here to purchase {Afro)dite (Afro)dite is not just essential reading for young black girls in predominantly white educational institutions.  If schools are, indeed, committed to the holistic education of all students, Collins’ poetry shows us the radically empathetic vision required to make this an authentic reality.   These are not poems for the faint of heart; they are […]

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Lunch With Gina & Casper talks about racial literacy in curriculum

 If your children are enrolled in independent schools, and as a parent or guardian you are paying attention, then you’re probably advocating for more racial literacy in the curriculum. The importance of racial literacy in our curriculum is the discussion today with Casper Calderola, founder of Pollyanna. There is an essential role in all […]

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We Built. We Belong – Welcome Back Newsletter!

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Thursday Throw Back – End of Summer Indy School Admission Info Session

Thank you, David & Charles, for your expert insight as we approach the independent school admission season! Admission Directors, Charles Guerrero -Ethical Culture Fieldston School, and David Buckwald -Avenues: The World School, will join RIISE founder, Gina Parker Collins and respond to a lightning round of frequently asked admission questions.

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A Boarding School Interview: Susan Mantilla-Goin @ Fay School

We’re counting down to RIISEMV19 Events! In anticipation of the first of two – Building Boarding School Networks on August 12 (join us), we checked in with one of our thought-leader panelists, Susan Mantilla-Goin at Fay School in Southborough, CT, located about 90 miles from the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard! RIISE: Susan, how long have […]

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Dear Parents…

“I watched the classroom like I watched the streets because I knew part of the answer was there.” James Baldwin This weekend, I was inspired to respond to a distressing post I was tagged in. For me, it brought the past thirteen years in community with an independent school altogether as would the last piece […]

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White Spaces, Black & Brown Faces: Considering rigor & agency in independent schools

Thirteen years later, I regard my experience as a passionate tug of war between privilege and oppression. I grapple with this persistent binary as a parent of children of color in an independent school, and in my work, I am passionate about. As a parent advocate and school advisor, I am often responding to questions […]

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April 27 [RIISE Parent Power Conference 2019]

We’re back in Harlem for culturally responsive recruitment & enrollment. We invite families of color exploring, or already enrolled in pK-12 independent school education to attend. RSVP TODAY | JOIN US | TELL A FRIEND! 11:00 Conference Welcome 11:10 SHINING – Student of Color Panel 11:50 Parent Power Workshops (concurrent) I Admission plus Cost II […]

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August 12-13 [RIISE Martha’s Vineyard Events 2019]

  Welcome Families & those passionate about educating students of color, Monday 8.12, 11a-2p, Boarding School Networks On The Vineyard @Edgartown Library Register: https://riiseboarding.eventbrite.com – FREE New England is home to more than seventy boarding schools. How many do you pass on your way to the Vineyard? If you’re thinking deeply about ‘a good education’ […]

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