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Ages and Stages

Developmental milestones help you know how your child is doing.

If your child is having trouble doing some of these things, you might want to contact 311 or 1-800-522-5006 for information about services to help your child. Early help makes a difference!

3 Months

At three months of age, most babies:

—turn their heads toward bright colors and lights

—move both eyes in the same direction together

—recognize bottle or breast —respond to their mother’s voice —make cooing sounds—bring … Read More

Imani’s Testimony:

At a NYC City Council General Welfare Committee hearing on racial disparities in child welfare on Oct. 28, parents – including Rise’s Jeanette Vega and Imani Worthy – and advocates citywide testified about urgent adjustments and broad shifts to reduce the reach and harm of child welfare. Here is Imani’s testimony, and video where Imani shares her full story:

>> Read in The Imprint about this hearing

>> Read Rise’s written testimony to City Council


Imani Worthy, who spoke at the City Council hearing

At a NYC City Council General Welfare Committee hearing on racial disparities in child welfare, parents – including Rise’s Jeanette Vega and Imani Worthy – and advocates citywide testified about urgent adjustments and broad shifts to reduce the reach and harm of child welfare. This is Rise’s written testimony.  

Thank you for holding this hearing to focus on racial … Read More

Video: Rise 15th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 28, 2020

Thank you everyone who celebrated 15 years with us! Enjoy the show! Program begins at 31:00, after a pre-party of music by Compás


Skip to 31:00 for the program beginning

We welcome donations of any size! Thank you to our many supporters and allies, and all of the amazing parents who have invested in Rise!

Events Highlights