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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!

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!

You’re Invited! Rise & Shine Graduation

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 CORE Graduation: Join us to celebrate!

Please join Rise to celebrate Parent Advocates’ completion of the CORE Training Program!

Rise’s Winter 2022 CORE cohort ran from February through May 2022 and provided training for impacted parents working as Parent Advocates in NYC foster agencies.

During the graduation, you’ll hear from Jeanette Vega Brown, Rise Co-Executive Director, and Teresa Marrero, Rise Parent Advocate Training Coordinator, about the CORE training elements, the value of Parent Advocates and the goals of the Parents Empowering Parents Initiative. … Read More