Posts By: Rise

Native American Heritage Month: A Brief History of Dehumanization & Displacement

On August 3, 1990, November was declared Native American Heritage Month, acknowledging the original inhabitants of the American land.  But it didn’t start there – in 1976, Cherokee American, Jerry C. Elliott (High Eagle), a physicist known for his contributions as the lead retro fire officer (flight control) of the Apollo 13, authored congressional legislation for Native American Awareness Week from October 10th to 16th. The first of its kind, it was signed into law … Read More

Rise in the Media: Never Can Say Goodbye & Indomitable Podcast

Never Can Say Goodbye is a film about self-determination and the trauma of the child welfare system. After the main character, Shayna, gets in trouble with the law, she is forcibly separated from her children and loses her parental rights without so much as saying a simple goodbye. Rise staff, Keyna, Shamara, and Paige, served as supporting extras in the movie and shared personal experiences. You can watch the trailer here.

The Indomitable Podcast by … Read More

NOW HIRING: Development Director

Rise is seeking a full-time Development Director to start in January 2024, approximately. This is a hybrid position based in the Bronx, with three days of in-person work.


As the Development Director at Rise, you will play a crucial role in supporting the organization’s fundraising efforts and ensuring its continued growth and success. Reporting directly to the Rise Executive Director and collaborating closely with the program staff and Board, you will be responsible for executing … Read More

Parents’ Platform Updates 2023

Although Rise has a new mission, we’re still committed to prioritizing parents, their families, and putting their needs and concerns first. Over the summer, we administered our surveys on childcare and mandated reporting to better understand parents’ and caregivers’ experiences with mandated reporters, obtaining childcare in New York City, or the lack of, and any gaps in accessibility. With over 60 responses, we held community conversations, webinars, and a Town Hall to discuss action … Read More

ICYMI: Rise’s Annual Celebration

Rise’s Annual Celebration was a celebration of stars! 

Our annual fundraiser was a great success on October 19th at the Lower Eastside Girls’ Club. During the event, we laughed, cried, and danced the night away in celebration of parents, children, and their families. It was an amazing night with amazing people! Patrons that participated in our raffle were able to win door prizes, including family and self-care themed gift baskets. Our guest speaker of the night … Read More

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