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Video: Rise 15th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 28, 2020

Thank you everyone who celebrated 15 years with us! Enjoy the show! Program begins at 31:00, after a pre-party of music by Compás


Skip to 31:00 for the program beginning

We welcome donations of any size! Thank you to our many supporters and allies, and all of the amazing parents who have invested in Rise!

Events Highlights


Allison Brown, NYC


Tahitia Foggie, Connecticut

Jim Dossett, Oregon


Michelle Chalmers, Minnesota


Tenisha Sanders’ Kids! NYC


Shamara … Read More

Rise Is Hiring: Parent Advocate Training Coordinator

Rise is hiring a Parent Advocate Training Coordinator to prepare NYC parents impacted by the child welfare system to work as parent advocates within the child welfare system (preventive and foster care agencies) as well as in impacted communities. The Training Coordinator will take over and develop new trainings for Parent Advocates and provide ongoing support to Parent Advocates working citywide.

Now Hiring: 9 Parent Advocates at NYC Foster Care Agencies, with Rise Training and Support

Graham and Rising Ground are hiring a total of 9 parent advocates who will support parents with children in foster care to understand and navigate the foster care system, make decisions for their families, remain hopeful, and address family challenges so that they can accomplish their goal of reunification. The focus of this job is building connections with parents and working collaboratively with case planners.

This initiative is built upon the premise that Advocates with … Read More

Toward Our North Star: Rise’s Abolition Retreat

Artwork by Eileen Jimenez. Learn more.

Rise recently held a three-day retreat for staff to learn together about the child welfare system, abolition and restorative and transformative justice approaches to addressing harm. We discussed roots of oppression (including racism, classism, sexism, ableism, colonization, capitalism) and envisioned our “North Star” — our vision for children, families and communities. 

Led by Bianca Shaw, assistant director for programs and culture, and Genevieve Saavedra Dalton Parker, development director, the retreat provided an … Read More

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