News And Events

“A Taste of All Life’s Flavors” Out Now

Tahita Foggie, a parent from one of our support groups, has released an anthology of poems, “A Taste of All Life’s Flavors,” in collaboration with Dr. Carrie Rosario and Carolyn Jackson. From the sweet joys of living, to the pains of loss, struggling with identity, and daring to dream, three Black women take us through life’s many seasons and flavors. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

Rise Has A New Mission Statement!

Rise is excited to announce an updated mission that reflects our work and focus after a convening of the Rise team. As part of this, we convened to review our current mission statement and ensure it reflects our current work and focus. 

Our new mission statement is: Rise empowers parents to be leaders and to create communities that invest in families and offer collective care, healing and support.

Rise continues to hold fast to a future vision … Read More

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 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.

Stuck at … Read More

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