Posts By: Rise

Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program Updates

The Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program supports parents impacted by ACS in becoming powerful leaders to make change. During the 2022 Rise & Shine graduation in June, we celebrated six graduating parents who shared their stories, poems and experiences in the program. We are excited to continue sharing their writing and reflections about the Rise & Shine Program! Here, you can read the 2022 program report and graduate poems, view the graduation recording and learn about upcoming Rise & Shine open house information sessions.

Congratulations 2022 Rise & Shine Graduates!

Join us in person or via Facebook Live to celebrate the 2022 Rise & Shine Parent Leadership Program Graduates!  During the ceremony, you’ll hear more about the program and graduating parents will share their experiences, stories and poems. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Rise Child Care Campaign: Town Hall Update, Survey Results and Calls to Action

We are organizing for universal child care unaffiliated with ACS, including community-based respite care to support families when last-minute child care needs or emergencies arise. Most recently, Rise conducted an online survey about NYC parents’ child care experiences and needs and held a Virtual Town Hall on Child Care. Our next steps and calls to action involve organizing a letter and social media campaign and building partnerships to create an NYC-focused child care coalition. We hope you’ll join us! 

Save the Date: Rise Annual Celebration Oct 26, 6 pm

Reserve your tickets to Rise’s Annual Celebration today! Suggested donation + free tickets available.

Join us at The Banknote Building in the Bronx to celebrate and support parents’ leadership, achievements, goals and strategies in the movement for family justice! Space is limited—RSVP today!