Contact

Administrative Offices & General Inquiries

914-375-8700

The Biondi School / Special Education

Dr. Angela White
Assistant Executive Director of Education Services
914-375-8971

Bronx Family Mental Health Clinic

Christina Soddano
Senior Director of Strategic Health Initiatives
914-512-7983 or 914-200-8127

Care Management Services

Christina Soddano
Senior Director of Strategic Health Initiatives
718-794-8372

Careers

Roanica Paisley
Director of Human Resources
914-375-8758

Donations, Sponsorships, Events

Meredith Barber
Senior Director of Institutional Advancement
914-375-8711

Early Childhood Services

Marion & George Ames Early Childhood Learning Center
Terri Lien, Director
914-375-8820
 
Dr. Katherine Dodge Brownell School
Vera Gregory, Director
718-430-7938
 
Children’s Learning Center
Alzina Gilmore, Director
646-774-3118
 
Rising Ground Early Head Start Program
Carolyn De Los Santos, Director
718-991-1500
 
Rising Ground Head Start Program
718-904-1689
 
Seabury Day Care Center
Marlo Robinson, Director
718-991-1500
 
Angela Ghiozzi
Assistant Executive Director of Early Childhood Services
914-375-8743

Foster Care & Adoption Services

Debra McCall
Director of Foster Care & Adoption Services
718-794-8274

Family Resource Center

Maria Deaquis
Program Coordinator of Family Resource Center
718-991-1500

Family Stabilization Services

Paul Martin
Director of Preventive Services
718-794-8229

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Holli Rubiano
Director of Entitlements & Person Centered Supports
914-375-8999

Juvenile Justice

Lisa Crook
Juvenile Justice Director
914-885-7381

Parent-Child Home Program

Joannie De La Cruz
Coordinator of Parent-Child Home Program
914-327-6384

Residential Services

Sue Sampogna
Assistant Executive Director of Residential Services
914-375-8678

Residential Treatment Center

Tina Stewart
Director of Residential Treatment Center
914-375-8782

Volunteering

Jack Toone
Manager of Volunteer Services
914-375-8794

Our Locations

Administrative Offices

Rising Ground Campus

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

Rising Ground Bronx Office

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

Community Programs

Bronx Family Mental Health Clinic

1529 Williamsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10461
914-512-7983 or 914- 200-8127 
 

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
718-430-7938
 

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
718-991-1500
 

Rising Ground Head Start Program

2165 Randall Avenue,Bronx, NY 10473
718-904-1689
 

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 Development@RisingGround.org. Or you can email us with questions directly. We’re happy to help!