Posts Tagged: Parent Advocates

Parent Advocate Open House

Are you interested in becoming a Parent Advocate? Have you had a child welfare case and it’s been closed for at least one year? Join us on August 10th at 5pm ET for a virtual open house! Email Jeanette at to RSVP!

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

Rise Parent Advocate Training Program Updates

While moving toward our vision, Rise works to ensure that parents involved in the system right now have the support of a trained, life-experienced Parent Advocate. During the last program year, Rise trained two cohorts of Parent Advocates hired to work at New York City foster and preventive agencies, graduating a total of 12 Parent Advocates. Rise also hosted online support circles for graduates to continue to engage in peer support and build their resource networks.

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

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