Tag Archives: Students of Color

Guest Blog – Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, Telling a Racially Stressful Story: Calculate, Locate, & Communicate

It was MJ Quigley, Assistant Head of School at The Chapin School who first turned us onto the scholar and wisdom of Dr. Howard C. Stevenson. MJ was totally invested in what he shared with faculty & administration at a NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) Diversity Conference.  We finally had a chance […]

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#BMAWeek Day #3 – Curry & Pearson & Andre at Riverdale

RIISE jumped at the chance to celebrate Black Male Achievement Week by asking all of our member schools to nominate black males succeeding beyond the apparent achievement gaps. They understood the importance of self-reflection and self-identification in the success of prospective and current black males in independent schools. We asked our schools to consider academics, […]

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Listening to Our Kids

Last evening RIISE attended POCIS/DAIS Panel Discussion: What Kids Wish Adults Knew About Being a Student of Color at an Independent School, held at the beautiful new upper school of Grace Church School in Cooper Square.The panel consisted of seven (7) brilliant, confident, and witty students from middle and upper divisions. Most began their indie […]

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What I Wish I Knew About Being A Student Of Color At An Independent School

POCIS and DAIS will host a panel discussion open to all in the community at Grace Church School 46 Cooper Square NYC. A panel of students from independent schools joined by Martha Haakmat, Head of MS Brooklyn Friends, moderated by Joan Marable Executive Director of DAIS RSVP POCISNY@gmail.com

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