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Video: Get to Know Our Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program

In 2019, Rise launched the Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program to build parents’ skills and power to advocate for child welfare reform and for justice and safety in their communities. Watch our video to learn more!

>> Rise is seeking to raise $100,000 by Nov. 1 to run a second cycle of Rise & Shine from January-May 2020. Donate today!

>> Learn more about Rise & Shine’s impact … Read More

Rise Is Hiring: Editor Passionate about Justice

Rise seeks a journalist who is passionate about social justice—particularly issues facing low-income women of color—to edit our parent-written publications and to support parent writers in developing personal essays and reporting on the child welfare system to effect change in the child welfare system.Our outstanding temporary editor is leaving; we are seeking to hire a new editor by Sept. 15.About RiseRise is a NYC organization that builds parent leadership to reform the child welfare system. Child welfare systems nationwide … Read More

Rise’s Robbyne Wiley to NYC City Council: ‘It’s so important to reduce fear’

Testimony Before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare and Committee on Hospitals

Hello, I’m Robbyne Wiley, a Parent Leader at Rise. Rise supports parents to become advocates for change in child welfare. I am a parent who was affected by the child welfare system. From being on that side of the table, I can now support other parents, and train professionals working in the system to understand parents’ perspectives.

I’m here today to support changes … Read More

Changing Industry Perspectives – Reshaping the relationship between caseworkers and parents

Interview by Keyna Franklin

Katya Smyth is the CEO and founder of the social change organization The Full Frame Initiative.

Katya Smyth

Q: Can you tell us what you learned about services from running On the Rise to help women in crisis?

A: I knew going in that programs and systems tend to see people as problems. What I came to appreciate is how hard it is even for frontline workers who don’t want to see people that way to … Read More