Posts By: Rise

You’re Invited! Rise & Shine Graduation

Join us in person or via Facebook Live to celebrate the 2022 Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program Graduates!  During the ceremony, you’ll hear more about the program and graduating parents will share their experiences, stories and poems. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Rise CORE Graduation: Join us to celebrate!

Please join Rise to celebrate Parent Advocates’ completion of the CORE Training Program!

Rise’s Winter 2022 CORE cohort ran from February through May 2022 and provided training for impacted parents working as Parent Advocates in NYC foster agencies.

During the graduation, you’ll hear from Jeanette Vega Brown, Rise Co-Executive Director, and Teresa Marrero, Rise Parent Advocate Training Coordinator, about the CORE training elements, the value of Parent Advocates and the goals of the Parents Empowering Parents Initiative. … Read More

Torn Apart: NYC Book Release Event Held April 16th

On April 16th, Rise and Revolution Books Educational Fund co-hosted the NYC debut of Dorothy Roberts’ new book, Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World. 

New York State Budget Falls Short on Child Care Investments

While NYS took steps forward, much more is needed to create universal child care.

Governor Hochul recently released the New York State budget for 2023. This year’s NYS budget invested more in child care than previous years; however, it still falls short in making child care truly accessible. We acknowledge the $7 billion over the next four years that has been allocated towards child care—more than double the previous budget’s support for child care. However, we … Read More