News And Events

Congratulations, Rise Parent Advocate Training Program Graduates!

On October 13, Rise celebrated the completion of the Fall 2022 cohort of our Parent Advocate Training Program. This Rise program provides training for impacted parents working as Parent Advocates in NYC foster and preventive agencies. It prepares Parent Advocates to support parents with achieving faster family reunification and advocating for their families by equipping Parent Advocates with information, tools and resources that they can share with parents. 

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.

While Rise works toward our vision, we recognize that there are parents involved with the system right now who value the support of a trained, life-experienced Parent Advocate. The Parent Advocate Training Coordinator will be responsible for … Read More

Rise Communications Program Updates

Through our online magazine, publications, website, newsletter and social media platforms (@readrisemag), the Rise Communications Program shares stories by and for parents, provides information and resources, raises awareness of the harms of the family policing system, highlights community-led solutions and offers ways to get involved. The Rise Communications Team facilitates writing and public speaking workshops for parents impacted by ACS, conducts community outreach, supports the Rise team with preparing for presentations and provides internal coordination, logistics support and learning and community-building opportunities. We are excited about the ways we have served as a platform for storytelling and advocacy over the past program year.