Posts By: Rise

NYC COVID-19 Policy

Rise will follow the new citywide policy requiring anyone who works in an NYC office or workplace to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Shakira Paige, Peer Trainer

Shakira graduated from the Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program and became a Rise Contributor in 2019.

She became part of Rise’s Peer Vision Team in 2020, working to develop a report and model for peer and community care to support safe, thriving families and prevent involvement with the family policing system. Shakira became a Peer Trainer in 2021, and is now part of the parent-led team that is working to develop and implement the … Read More

Naashia B, Parent Organizer

Naashia graduated from the Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program in 2020. She then became a Rise contributor and began working on Rise’s participatory action research project. In 2021, she became a Parent Organizer at Rise, and is now working to develop a Parents’ Platform to amplify the experiences of families targeted, surveilled and separated by ACS and to advocate for real community-based support.

Naashia stated, “My work at Rise has brought many forms of awareness … Read More

Zoraida Ramirez, Peer Trainer

Zoraida graduated from the Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program in 2021 and began working as a Peer Trainer at Rise. She is part of the parent-led team that is working to develop and implement a peer and community care model to support safe, thriving families and prevent involvement with the family policing system. They are currently building the necessary infrastructure to begin training Peer Supporters.

Zoraida stated, “I am so excited about my new role … Read More