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NYC Kids RISE Launches Virtual Series on Facebook LIVE for Elementary School Families to Provide Support, Expertise, and Discussion

First event on Thursday, 4/16 to focus on ways to support families and students  through remote learning

WHAT: Today at 6pm, NYC Kids RISE will host the first in a series of virtual events for families starting with “Supporting Your Student, and Yourself, through RemoteLearning.” The event will feature parents and other educational experts who will share best practices for supporting K-2 student’s remote learning, activities parents and children can do together, and tips for supporting parents/guardians to stay effective. Parent/guardians are encouraged to share their own tips and strategies around how they are managing remote learning while taking care of their other responsibilities.

This event will be held in English, and will have Bangla- and Spanish-speaking staff highlighting main points in the Facebook comments during the event. The video will be available after the event in Bangla and Spanish.

The series of events will cover a variety of topics, from navigating financial resources and immigration rights to housing and worker rights.

WHO: The featured speakers at today’s 4/16 event include:

  • Alexandra Bayas-Nakanishi, P.S. 148 alumna, teacher and early childhood education expert
  • Donna Brailsford, Queens North Director of Student Services, Department of Education
  • Hasna Hena, Parent and NYC Kids RISE neighborhood ambassador
  • Gwen Stephens, Executive Director, Achievement Network

Moderated by Carolina Valencia, Director of Communications and Digital, NYC Kids RISE.

WHEN: TodayThursday, April 16, 6 – 7pm


About NYC Kids RISE

NYC Kids RISE is a nonprofit organization working to expand economic opportunity and equity by providing families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s education. Building on the dreams and expectations that families have for their children’s futures, NYC Kids RISE aims to make attending and graduating from college and career training more achievable for all NYC public school students—regardless of where they come from or how much their families have in the bank.


NYC Kids RISE manages the Save for College Program in partnership with the NYC Department of Education and the City of New York, with founding support from the Gray Foundation. Following the three-cohort pilot launched in 2017, NYC Kids RISE hopes to expand the program to reach all NYC public schools.




Carolina Valencia, NYC Kids RISE |; 718-806-7872

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