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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month: Champions for Children & Human Rights

Source: US Department of State

September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Beginning in 1968 as a week-long celebration, it was expanded in 1988 to coincide with key Independence Days such as Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Chile, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Another holiday, Día de la Raza, also known as Columbus Day on October 12th, also falls within this month, although Columbus Day has received criticism due to being associated with … Read More

Black August: A Celebration of Liberation & Freedom Fighters

National Black Business Month

While we celebrate and honor Black history during the month of February every year, there’s also a lesser known, but just as important, holiday to commemorate the struggle for Black liberation.

“Black August,” created in 1979 at San Quentin State Prison, in honor of fallen brothers and activists associated with The Black Panther Party, Jonathan P. Jackson & George Jackson, is to highlight Black resistance against systemic impression and remember Black political prisoners.

A … Read More

“A Taste of All Life’s Flavors” Out Now

Tahita Foggie, a parent from one of our support groups, has released an anthology of poems, “A Taste of All Life’s Flavors,” in collaboration with Dr. Carrie Rosario and Carolyn Jackson. From the sweet joys of living, to the pains of loss, struggling with identity, and daring to dream, three Black women take us through life’s many seasons and flavors. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

Rise Has A New Mission Statement!

Rise is excited to announce an updated mission that reflects our work and focus after a convening of the Rise team. As part of this, we convened to review our current mission statement and ensure it reflects our current work and focus. 

Our new mission statement is: Rise empowers parents to be leaders and to create communities that invest in families and offer collective care, healing and support.

Rise continues to hold fast to a future vision … Read More

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