Inspired & Connected at RIISEPPC16

We thank the many families, schools, thought leaders, community organizations and companies for making RIISEPPC16 – What Every Family of Color Should Know


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Inspiring connections were made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Vibrant Health, Riverdale Country School, Birch Wathen Lenox, Greenwich Academy,
The Town School, The Chapin School, Test Rocker, A&M Sports.

We kicked off the conference with an incredibly informative and transparent panel with Linda Shuffman, Dir of Admission – Town School, Gloria Fernández Tearte – Dir of Diversity & Staff Development – Greenwich Academy, new Riverdale family Bethany & Nicole Jarrett, boarding school mom Lina Gonzalez, & RIISE founder & author Gina Parker Collins.



If you missed the conference meet the awesome thought leaders who ran our workshops: Rashidah Bowen-White, M.Ed., John Young, Ed.D. & Test Rocker. They recently had Lunch with Gina .

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Families also spoke truth to power as they shared their hopes & expectations during Boys of Color focus group sponsored by newest member school The Buckley School.

Parents and caregivers at the conference said, they…

    • want educators aware of implicit biases & the unique challenges scholar students of color face
    • want more parent communication, outreach, and inclusivity
    • want increase in administrative & faculty diversity


  • want institutions to increase diversity & social justice initiatives


After the panel & workshops there was a sense of purpose, excitement and inquiry as families of color engaged with 15 NY, CT & MA independent day & boarding schools.

Thank you: Birch Wathen Lenox School. Brooklyn Friends School. Greenwich Academy. Harlem Academy. Horace Mann School. Marymount School. Riverdale Country School. St. Bernard’s School. Tabor Academy. The Browning School. The Buckley School. The Calhoun School. The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine. The Chapin School. The Town School


Don’t forget to take advantage of this vibrant offer!

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