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 and welcoming space to experience the lifestyle and mindset of an indie school education. Lifestyle and mindset are as diverse as the diversity among families of color at our schools, yet there is a unique trail that all families of color continue to blaze at our distinguished learning institutions.

It was fitting then to kick it off with an amazing keynote from Ted Parker (he called me out as “her younger brother…” – it’s true) on How Luck Favors the Prepared. Ted succeeded in creating a parallel between his  family’s preparation and favored luck with Vibrant Health; and, that of families and the competitive application process they must be prepared for if they want a chance at luck.

The panel of admissions experts from Riverdale, Horace Mann, Hackley, and Columbia Grammar & Prep was forthcoming and fun.

We thank all of our sponsors (BWL, HM, CGPS, Hackley, RCS), many supporters and attendees for making it an awesome event!

RIISE 4th Annual Fall Boutique Recruitment Event

RIISE 4th Annual Fall Boutique Recruitment Event

 

Two…then, there was the amazing theatrical release of American Promise. Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche warns us of the dangers of a single story. Similar to Andre Robert Lee and his Prep School Negro (see you at POCC/DC Andre!) , Michéle Stephenson & Joe Brewster’s (check ya’ll there too!) American Promise shares another important story, another point of view. RIISE was proud to host both showings at Lincoln Center the last day of the successful box office weekend. I was honored to do both Q&A segments with Joe and Michéle and wish them continued success as the documentary makes its way to PBS! We look forward to continuing to support the movement to elevate our boys of color. Thank you to all who came out and joined us.

Theatrical Release American Promise Lincoln Center RIISE

Theatrical Release American Promise Lincoln Center RIISE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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