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Rise Contributors

  • Antoinette Robinson
    Antoinette Robinson
    Antoinette Robinson is a graduate of the Child Welfare Organizing Project Parent Leadership Curriculum and frequent presenter, writer and reporter at Rise. Antoinette is also involved in mental health advocacy through Project LAUNCH. Read articles
  • Bevanjae Kelley
    Bevanjae Kelley adopted her granddaughters and became an advocate for parents through the Child Welfare Organizing Project. She has been a visit host and coach, and is now a Community Representative, as well as a Rise board member. Read articles
  • Carla Burks
    Carla Burks wrote two stories about reunifying with her son through Virginia and Texas child welfare systems, even after her rights were terminated. Carla has published a memoir, Parents Without Rights Can Still Fight. Read articles
  • Carmen Lydia Caban
    Carmen is a Parent Advocate, graduate of the Child Welfare Organizing Project, Rise contributor and proud mother and grandmother. Read articles
  • Evelyn Salazar
    Evelyn Salazar wrote Rise’s first story in Spanish, which led to a Spanish-language writing workshop for immigrant mothers at the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park. Read articles
  • Ilka Perez
    Ilka Perez began writing for Rise through the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park. A frequent contributor, Ilka had a story published on the New York Times Motherlode blog. Read articles
  • Jeanette Vega
    Jeanette Vega is a Child Welfare Organizing Project graduate, a former Parent Advocate at Episcopal Social Services and was Rise’s first parent coordinator in 2008-9. Read articles
  • Lynne Miller
    Lynne Miller’s first story, written in 2001, appeared on the cover of Rise’s first issue in June 2005. Lynne has been a parent advocate at two foster care agencies and wrote frequently for Rise, serving as a board member before her move to Florida. Read articles
  • Nicole Goodwin
    Nicole Goodwin is a poet and performer, City College graduate and Rise contributor who has had two pieces published on the New York Times Motherlode blog. Read articles
  • Piazadora Footman
    Piazadora Footman has written for Rise since 2010. Pia is a graduate of the Child Welfare Organizing Project Parent Leadership Curriculum. She is now Rise’s Editorial Assistant and frequent presenter. Read articles
  • Sabra Jackson
    Sabra Jackson is a Parent Advocate at the Center for Family Representation, a board member at the Child Welfare Organizing Project and a member of the Voices of Women Organizing Project. Read articles
  • Sara Werner
    Sara Werner joined Rise through a writing workshop at the Albert Einstein Infant-Parent Court Project and reunified with her son in February 2015. Read articles
  • Sonia Diaz
    Sonia Diaz joined Rise through the Child Welfare Organizing Project in 2008. As a Rise intern, Sonia has written, reported and presented through Rise. Read articles

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