On May 26, 2021 Rise held a webinar and panel discussion about strengthening support for families and communities. You can watch the video to join in with this work!
News And Events
Rise’s Advisory Board is thrilled to announce that it has selected Jeanette Vega and Bianca Shaw as the next leadership of Rise. Currently, Jeanette and Bianca are Rise’s assistant directors. We are excited for these two outstanding leaders to take over the helm and lead Rise into the next chapter of development in its mission to support parents’ leadership to dismantle the child welfare system and create communities that invest in families and offer collective healing and support.
In March, Halimah Washington, community coordinator at Rise, spoke at a press conference organized by Senator Schumer to highlight the value of the economic stimulus package to New Yorkers.
Rise, a NYC parent advocacy organization, is seeking a Policy Coordinator to support Rise’s shift to community organizing to reverse NYC’s over-investment in child welfare and under-investment in communities.
Two new bills related to child welfare have been proposed in the NY State Senate, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (now retired). The passage of these bills would help to reduce some of the harm of the child welfare system in New York.