Rise Releases 2015 Annual Report

Annual Report CoverRise had an outstanding year in 2015! We celebrated our 10th anniversary–and doubled our budget. So many of you contributed to our success. Thank you.

Some highlights:

* Our parent leaders presented to 500 professionals in November, including Congressional staff, Bronx and Manhattan Family Court, ACS attorneys and new child protective staff.

* We ran our first writing workshop at a foster care agency, Graham Windham, as well as a workshop for frontline staff to reflect on their work with parents, at Sheltering Arms.

* We met with ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión to present parents’ priorities for improving parent “well-being,” based on conversations with 40 parents with recent or open cases.

Rise’s work supports parents and educates the child welfare field. As a judge said after a recent presentation, “I thought I knew parents’ perspectives but I realized I have more to learn.”

Please consider investing in Rise’s future by making a fully tax-deductible contribution today.

Enjoy learning more about our accomplishments in our first decade–and plans for our next!

Nora McCarthy
Rise Director