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The Power of Parent Involvement & 4 Ways Affinity Groups Do It!

  Erica King Toler, PhD, leads one of our popular workshops called  Decoding the Code:  Helping Families to Thrive in an Independent School Environment. As she equips our parents with tools to decode the independent school culture, she also highlights the value of parent participation. With that in mind, let’s talk about parent involvement and the ways it can look at […]

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Two Events Two Weeks Apart…Many To Thanks

 One…last month we hosted RIISE’s 4th Annual Fall Boutique Recruitment Event at Sarah Lawrence College. The turn out was great, the atmosphere charged with current families in support of recruitment of prospective families who wanted to become aware, apply, and access the fourteen terrific independent schools at the diversity event. The afternoon offered a warm […]

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250 Years – Columbia Grammar & Prep School

MDCCLXIV was a leap year. Almost two hundred-fifty years have since passed. Can you imagine New York City at this time?  A colony under tremendous growth and trade, all in lower Manhattan. Who was there?  Dutch and then English settlers, the Canarsie Indians, African Slaves. Forty-three years earlier in 1721, the African Burial Ground is established. Columbia University […]

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RIISE Spotlight: Persistence en pointe! Jalen Daniels

  Honestly, ballet is not about fairies, and dying swans. Underneath the tutus, leotards, and tights there is a warrior. Because of ballet, I have learned tenacity, dedication, and ambition. These qualities ultimately help me navigate my personal ‘battlefield’ in my life. When I was younger, I was so fascinated about the capability to dance […]

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Parent Power @ Columbia Grammar & Prep School – Ebony Tyler

RIISE member mom, Ebony Tyler, was kind enough to give feedback about how she builds bridges in the independent school community. Here, Ebony reacts to her school, CGPS’ recent RIISE School Membership and her expectations around that; shares how she supports her boys through enrichment and how she works to stay involved; and last, but […]

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