Posts By: Rise

Jeanette Vega Appointed As Executive Director

The Rise Advisory Board is thrilled to announce that we have appointed Jeanette Vega as Executive Director of Rise. Over the past several months, the Advisory Board has worked closely with Jeanette as she served as Acting Director to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Her passion, ability to engage with multiple stakeholders, and visionary leadership in lifting up the voices of impacted parents is unparalleled, and we know she will effectively lead Rise to … Read More

Rise’s Mandated Reporting & Childcare surveys are now open!

Rise is collecting data to better understand parents’ experiences with reaching out for resources and support from mandated reporters. We’re also collecting data on parents’ and caregivers’ experiences around the lack of child care, accessibility, and what solutions they want to see. This information will remain anonymous and inform Rise’s call to action surrounding our parent-led campaign to expand child care, and include respite care for all NYC families.

If you are a parent or caregiver or … Read More

Loren Horton, Parent Peer Trainer

Loren Horton is a Parent Peer Trainer. The mother of 3 amazing children, one boy and two girls, she was born and raised on the Lower East Side. She’s overcome life obstacles and has a desire to bring love to the community. Loren loves helping people and is known for having a big heart. Her passion in this work is to support other parents, create networks of joy, and care for families to ensure their … Read More

Urgent: Justice for Black Families, A Call to Action

A seperated family in need needs our help.

Support Bianca Clayborne and Deonte Williams in their efforts to reunite their family of seven after the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services unjustly and forcefully separated them from their children after a racially-motivated traffic stop. 

“It is an unacceptable abuse of power for state officials to rip five children away from their parents over a misdemeanor possession charge when DCS cannot even take care of the kids they … Read More

Check This Out: “Still, we rise: Lessons learned from lived experiences in the family policing system”

In this special issue article, the voices of mothers affected by the child welfare system are at the forefront. A group of five women, including our own, Jeanette Vega and other Rise staff and parents, discuss their experiences with the child welfare system, highlighting and illustrating the many systemic injustices. It is their hope that sharing personal stories inspires and helps others across the country. The article also focuses on the development of Rise as … Read More