Learn About the Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program and Apply for 2023!

Rise is now recruiting for our Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program, February-June 2023! 

Are you a parent in NYC?
Have you been impacted by ACS, the foster system or preventive services?
Interested in becoming a voice for your community?
You know your community’s strengths and challenges better than anyone else.
Apply for Rise & Shine!

What is the Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program?

Parents impacted by ACS become powerful leaders to make change.

Through Rise & Shine, you can:

  • Build a strong foundation to become a leader in your community;
  • Strengthen your writing and public speaking skills;
  • Connect with Rise staff, parent leaders and community organizers for up to 10 hours of additional interactive learning;
  • Reflect on experiences and build a peer-to-peer network; and,
  • Engage with expert speakers on child welfare history and law, community organizing, legislative advocacy, domestic violence, trauma and self-care.

Program Details

  • Program runs 18 weeks and meets for three hours, three times per week.
  • Certificate and stipend are provided upon program completion.
  • The Rise & Shine Leadership Program only accepts NYC parents.

>> Download and share the flyer!
>> Learn about our 2022 workshop presenters, view the program graduation and read the program report!

Attend an Open House Information Session

Rise invites NYC parents impacted by ACS to join us for an open house information session this fall to learn about the Rise & Shine Program and how to apply to the 2023 cohort. Virtual sessions will be held via Zoom and in-person events will take place at the Rise office in Manhattan. We welcome you to sign up for more than one open house.

Open houses will be held on the following dates/times:

>> View all upcoming open house information sessions.
>> View all Rise events on our training and events calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Read our FAQ for answers to the following questions about Rise & Shine 2023:

Apply to Rise & Shine 2023

The application for the 2023 Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program will be available online beginning September 1, 2022. We strongly encourage interested parents to attend an open house information session before completing the application.

Questions? Email Teresa Bachiller, Rise & Shine Program Coordinator, at teresa@risemagazine.org.