As the Parent Advocate Training Coordinator, Teresa M. prepares NYC parents impacted by the child welfare system to work as parent advocates within the child welfare system (preventive and foster care agencies) as well as in impacted communities.
Prior to joining the Rise team, Teresa M worked as a Parent Advocate / Parent Resource Specialist at Heartshare/St. Vincent Services for 3 years. Teresa is a graduate of the Child Welfare Organizing Project where she started her … Read More
Robbyne joined a Rise writing workshop in 2002, before the organization formally began, and has been a member of the Rise Advisory Board since it started in 2007. Robbyne is a graduate of the Child Welfare Organizing Project Parent Leadership Curriculum and has been a parent advocate at Child Safety Conferences. Robbyne is a member of Rise’s Leadership Team and completed Rise’s Advanced Writing Group and Public Speaking Skills Training and Advanced Public Speaking Program.
Keyna joined Rise in Fall 2017 as a participant in two workshops to develop Rise TIPS and a presentation on service planning. She was previously a volunteer parent advocate at Episcopal Social Services. She came on staff as a Parent Leader in January 2018. Keyna co-facilitates the Rise & Shine and writing workshop series, as well as the CORE writing workshop series for parent advocates. Keyna writes and reports for Rise and coordinates and co-facilitates … Read More
Halimah Washington is Rise’s Community Coordinator and Leader of the Participatory Action Research (PAR) Project. The Community Coordinator is a newly created role to build out Rise’s work of reducing systems involvement. As Community Coordinator, Halimah leads a team of impacted parents in holding community conversations and conducting a participatory action research (PAR) project to identify and develop a vision to address root causes and community led solutions to child welfare involvement.
Halimah Washington is passionate … Read More