Tag Archives: boys of color

Your 5.20 Invitation to S.O.S @ Town.

   Springtime is the perfect time to visit member school communities. S.O.S. is the ethical code infused in everyday life at Town. RSVP for your personal invitation to learn how S.O.S. works and feels at Town, N—8 Coed Day School. Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, 540 East 76th St., NYC email: […]

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#Ferguson #Cleveland #ENOUGH

From one city to the next, the tearful 2013, letter written to my son sadly needs no revision other than replacing Trayvon’s name with Michael or Tamir (Mr. Garner at the time of this posting). Chaz turned eleven on 11/22 – he is taller, smarter, and has a deeper voice that’s not afraid to say what needs […]

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In lieu of a verdict I was asked to re-post – A Letter to My Son

The Verdict – A Letter to My Son By GINA PARKER COLLINS | Published: JULY 14, 2013 | Edit July 14, 2013 To my dear son, Chaz, Through the night I wrote this letter to you a million times over in my heart, in my mind, and now I finally write it, despondent, yet determined. I held you last night when […]

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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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RIISE Promise Club does Brunch in Brooklyn!

We kicked off a  Promise Club last month for those who love and raise boys of color. Following the Promises Kept Guide from American Promise, we are embarking on ways and resources that will support and protect our young men growing up in a complex society of racial oppression while they navigate education, socialization,  and […]

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Parents: Encourage Boys of Color Grades 6-12 to Attend! 4/5

  2014 Young Men of Color Symposium “Capturing Our Passion; Strengthening Our Voice”   Saturday, April 5,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Riverdale Country School 5250 Fieldston Road Bronx, NY This symposium is a leadership conference for young men of color in independent schools in grades 6-12 in the NYC area. The day will feature […]

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Two Mothers – A Collaboration

  In the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin, and subsequent verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, two mothers and independent school professionals, one black, one white decided to explore their response and responsibility to the tragedy and verdict. This past summer, Gina Parker Collins; RIISE Founder and Angie Bergeson; The IDEAL School of […]

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3 Parent Power Responses to 3 Things He Said

  My parent power moment came at the end of Christmas break 2012. It’s only now that I truly recognize it as a powerful moment to be shared. My joyful third grade son, the only boy of color in his class, told me something that set fear in, and broke my heart, all at the […]

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