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Rise & Shine Graduation 2023

The 2023 Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program ran from February through June, meeting both online and in person. The program supported NYC parents impacted by ACS with strengthening their skills, knowledge and networks to be leaders in their communities. 

Congratulations to our Parent Advocate graduates!

On behalf of everyone here at Rise, we’d like to say congratulations to all of our 2023 Graduates!

In May, 18 parents graduated from our Parent Advocate program. Our next session will begin in September 2023 with more information soon to come. You can view the recording of this past graduation on Facebook live here. You can reach out to Shanene Bryant at shanene@risemagazine.org if you’re interested in being apart of the next cohort. To learn more about Rise’s Parent Advocacy Program, … Read More

Child Welfare Budget Priorities

The rate for housing subsidies for those who have experienced foster care hasn’t been increased since 1988! This year’s #NYSBudget must modernize the subsidy by raising the rate, indexing it to inflation, and including youth up to age 24. Many young people that leave foster care without any family ties, or “age out”, are faced with homelessness. This year’s #NYSBudget must include S.2038-A/A.2525-A to modernize preventive housing subsidies and support youth who experienced foster care.

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Urgent: The Family Miranda Rights Act is at risk!

URGENT CALL TO ACTION! DO NOT LET ACS GUT THE FAMILY MIRANDA RIGHTS ACT! 

We need your help to move this essential bill out of NYS Senate and Assembly Committees with NO CHANGES. 

Call Senator Brisport, Chair of Senate Children & Families Committee at 718-643-6140 and Assemblymember Dinowitz, Chair of Assembly Codes Committee at 718-796-5345. See below for the call script.

You can tag them on social media at:

@jabaribrisport

@jeffreydinowitz81ad

@andreastewartcousins

@cheastie

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

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