Registration Open – Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at Success Through an Independent School Lens 4/12

Where my girls at? Yes, that was grammatically incorrect. But, there’s just no other way to say it!

We are calling all girls of color who attend/attended an independent day or boarding school to spend some time with the RIISE network as we lift you up.

We’ve spent a considerable amount of time, and for good reason, on our boys of color in independent schools, and we’ll continue to lift them up.  Yet, I must say that raising a girl of color at an independent school is rather special too.

Over the next few weeks we will lift up girls of color as they look at success through an independent school education. Girls do rock, but it doesn’t mean they are one. They experience an independent school lifestyle differently. Focused, smart, strong – not angry, beautiful, scholars and athletes – they are diverse as girls and, too often they are not heard.


As predicted, during this month of women’s history, you can expect to learn about the contributions & experiences of girls of color who attend/attended our member schools and beyond. Due to spring break the month is short, so we’ve decided to celebrate our girls for the remainder of the school year!

Mark your calendars for April 12th. Girls, mothers, alumnae, faculty, and admin will explore what success looks like in school and when girls of color graduate. And, here’s the cool part, we’ll consider how this all intersects with gender, academic achievement, ethnicity & class, social interactions, emotional well-being and more!

Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at Success Through an Independent School Lens

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:00am- 1:30pm
Where: The Chapin School 100 West End Ave, NYC

tweet about it! #IndySchoolGirlsofColor
Thanks Chapin for being a perfect host!
Thanks  Nicole Walker, Indy School Alumna, Dir of Admissions – The IDEAL School of Manhattan, for vision & support !

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  1. Gina Parker Collins
    Posted March 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    We are so delighted to have Chapin Alum & journalist, Judith Ohikuare as our moderator of event.

    You might rememberJudith’s conversation with producer & director, Andre Robert Lee & Natasha Del Toro-America Reframed, conversation about The Prep School Negro, here is link – conversation follows documentary,(

    Judith Ohikuare is the writer & producer of The Atlantic’s Health Channel. Judith also wrote the recent article, When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools, (


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