Tag Archives: Riverdale

RIISE 500 Social Media Contest

The RIISE 500 is a social media contest designed by indy school rising 9th grader and RIISE intern, Justin Aguirre for students of color enrolled in 2016-17 as a 7th, 8th, or 9th grader at an independent school. If you are that student who wants to share your VOICE and enter for a chance to […]

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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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R+ Curiosity at Riverdale Revealed

R+ Curiosity at Riverdale Revealed “I’m curious what makes you so curious” so says Django in Django Unchained – Could not resist sharing one of my favorite curiosity movie lines! Character traits like grit, zest, optimism, and curiosity are some of the guiding principles for long term success at RCS. Head of School, Dominic Randolph is leading […]

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Three Things I Loved About the Diversity Conf RCS Sent Me To

Thank you Elon for getting this done. I know you have a lot on your plate. RIISE appreciates your commitment to share experiences and best practices from a student perspective. Elon goes to Riverdale and is finishing up 6th grade.  She attended the Diversity Leadership Conference in Philadelphia at The Haverford School. Proud of that […]

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5th Annual Hilltop Diversity Conference Today – V.O.I.C.E. Tonight!!!

  My daughter was super eager to get this unique day rolling, and here is why. A recent note from her head of middle school… This year, Fieldston Middle is hosting the 5th Annual Hilltop Diversity Conference on Tuesday, April 23rd. In addition to including Horace Mann and Riverdale, the conference includes a partnership with three local public schools: Riverdale-Kingsbridge Academy, In Tech Academy, and Tech […]

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Legacy Can Explain When We Can’t Find the Words To

Josephine & James Parker Much of the time all we have to do is look back for the answers. A generation or two will do. This week I made it my, and my kids, business to attend two out of the many great events presented among our member schools. Unheard Voices, by the American Slavery […]

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Brother Outsider @ Riverdale

Riverdale’s Parents of Color present special viewing of Brother Outsider – The story of Bayard Rustin RSVP

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RIISE Spotlight: DAIS – A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, do you know the album? A four part suite broken up into tracks – Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance, and Psalm. A Love Supreme, one of the greatest Jazz albums, comes to mind when I think about the journey and commitment of The Marables and DAIS. [youtube=http://youtu.be/hsxZuPXNGnU&w=100&h=100] Joan and Ken have been […]

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