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Fill In The Blank – Independent School Education Means ____________

  “the future” Besides the beautiful people, fantastic weather, delicious food, and generous donations, our first annual #RIISEMVBenefit was a lot of FUN! As the fun and family connections flowed, RIISE’s research and analysis director, Alissa Mayers had folks complete the sentence, Independent School Education Means_________. A few of the responses were similar, but many […]

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Update August 14 – First Annual RIISE MV Benefit supports scholarship & honors American Promise

Rain Rain Go Away! We can’t change the weather, but we can change the day. With the forecast shaping up to look like a complete wash out we have decided to postpone the RIISE BENEFIT one day and would like to welcome you on Thursday instead of tomorrow. We hope you get this note in […]

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4.27 RIISE Promise Club Brooklyn Brunch

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits and resources of a Promise Club? We are building our club and you’re invited. Join us on Sunday, April 27, at 11 am, for our RIISE Promise Club Brooklyn Brunch! Michéle Stephenson & Joe Brewster from American Promise will be joining us. Click here to RSVP […]

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2/22 RIISE Town Hall: Promises to Keep, The Importance & Value – Promise Club – How to Create & Sustain

  Gina Parker Collins, founder of RIISE, independent school advisor, and Promise Club Handbook contributor, encourages parents of color to learn more about the parent club initiative coming from the American Promise Movement. The Promise Clubs are designed to help black sons navigate a complicated world and “is specifically designed to empower parents so that […]

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#BMAWeek Kick Off with Darrin Steve Boland of Horace Mann

Today is the first day of Black Male Achievement Week! RIISE asked our member schools to help us recognize Black Male Achievement by nominating a student or faculty member who has demonstrated achievement. We thank you for joining RIISE today as we recognize Darrin Steve Boland (who goes by Steve) as he works hard to excel […]

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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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Dr. Joy Lawson Davis 2/22@ The IDEAL School of Manhattan -“My High Achieving Kid of Color is Doing Just Fine! Right?”

Many have inquired. They’ve been asking for Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, a noted scholar focused on cultural diversity issues in gifted and advanced learner education. Dr. Joy, as RIISE affectionately calls her, is an educator and consultant, and a regular RIISE contributor who sits on the board of the National Association for Gifted Children; she […]

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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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