Tag Archives: CGPS

Some Indy School Best Practices!

Why re-invent the wheel, when we can grow community by sharing what we do best! Our schools are lucky to have the insight & creativity that our diverse families bring to the community. RIISE encourages families of color to give voice to their perspectives, gain consensus, and make things happen! Regardless of your role in […]

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CGPS salutes Elanie Paredes ’15 on Leadership Campaign at Ann Taylor

ELANIE PAREDES ’15 EMPOWERS GIRLS THROUGH NATIONAL LEADERS PROGRAM Posted by hlowenfels on February 05, 2015 Elanie Paredes ’15 as the face of Ann Taylor’s national female leadership campaign, featured in the Flatiron District store in Manhattan Elanie Paredes, current CGPS senior, has accomplished quite a bit, to say the least. The 17-year-old from Riverdale, New York, recently […]

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Chess, Anyone? Amadi & Josiah – RIISE Chess Ambassador’s

Ebony Tyler is one proud mama! A matter of fact, she is still on ‘cloud 9’ after her sons showed off their chess skills taking home a championship. RIISE asked Ebony, mom of two boys of color attending Columbia Grammar & Prep School and organizer of upcoming Spring Break College Tour, to take advantage of […]

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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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Parents have Hot Spots & Questions. Feedback & Answers Here.

    It was standing room only for many of the workshops at the RIISE Parent Power Conference last month. The workshops were presented by incredibly generous parents along with administrators, faculty, and thought leaders around the ins and outs of the recruitment process; what it takes to stick it out and flourish at an […]

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