Contact

Administrative Offices & General Inquiries

914-375-8667

Nykisha Brown
Director of Administrative Services

The Biondi School / Special Education

Dr. Angela White
Executive Vice President for Education Services
914-375-8971

Care Management Services

Danielle Wynn
Program Manager, Care Management Services
718-794-8511

Careers

Roanica Paisley
Director of Human Resources
914-375-8758

Donations, Sponsorships, Events

H. Aldervan Daly, CFRE
Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement
212-602-5847

Early Childhood Services

Rising Ground Preschools
Alzina Gilmore, Vice President
914-375-8743
 
Marion & George Ames Early Childhood Learning Center
Terri Lien, Director
914-375-8820
 
Dr. Katharine Dodge Brownell School
Vera Gregory, Director
718-430-7938
 
Children’s Learning Center
Lauretta Cageao, Director
646-774-3115
 
Rising Ground Early Head Start Program
Carolyn De Los Santos, Director
718-395-4611
 
Seabury Day Care Center
Marlo Robinson, Director
718-991-1500

Foster Care & Adoption Services

Debra McCall
Vice President, Family Foster Care
212-602-5862 (Brooklyn) 718-794-8274 (Bronx)

Family Resource Center

Johana Manzueta
Director, Family Resource Center
718-991-1500

Family Stabilization Services

Paul Martin
Vice President of Family Stabilization Services
718-794-8229

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ryan Garofalo
Senior Vice President of I/DD Services
914-375-8898

Justice For Youth & Families

Lisa Crook
Vice President of Justice for Youth & Families
914-885-7381

ParentChild+ Program

Jeanette Morocho
Coordinator of Parent-Child+ Program

Residential Services

Sue Sampogna
Executive Vice President for Residential & Therapeutic Services
914-375-8678

Residential Treatment Center

Sue Sampogna
Executive Vice President for Residential & Therapeutic Services
914-375-8678

Volunteering

H. Aldervan Daly, CFRE
Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement
833-916-2006

Our Locations

Administrative Offices

Brooklyn Headquarters & Edwin Gould Services

151 Lawrence Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
212-437-3500
 

The Leake & Watts Campus

463 Hawthorne Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705
914-375-8700
 

East Bronx Family Service Center

1529-35 Williamsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10461
718-794-8200
 

Community Programs

Family Resource Center

575 Soundview Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473
718-991-1500
 

Schools

The Biondi Middle & High School

463 Hawthorne Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705
914-375-8969
 

Biondi Elementary School

1529-35 Williamsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10461
718-794-8282

Early Childhood Learning Centers

Marion & George Ames Early Childhood Learning Center

463 Hawthorne Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705
914-375-8820
 

Dr. Katherine Dodge Brownell School

450 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10473
917-444-1885
 

Children’s Learning Center

1751 Park Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10035
646-774-3118
 

Rising Ground Early Head Start Program

575 Soundview Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473
718-395-4611
 

Seabury Day Care Center

575 Soundview Avenue, Bronx, NY
10473 718-991-1500
Girls Group

Alumni Relations

Since 1831, thousands of children have been a part of the Rising Ground community. If you are looking for information about yourself or a relative who lived at Rising Ground (previously Leake & Watts) and would like to request alumni records, please download and complete our RECORD REQUEST FORM, and send it to Records@RisingGround.org. Or you can email us with questions directly. We’re happy to help!