Welcome to COSEBOC

The mission of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color.


Dear Mr. Walker,
In the midst of giving and taking final exams, I debated long and hard if I could even attend COSEBOC (Gathering) 2014. In the end, I packed up my books, computer, and tests and came. It was amazing! The Chicago conference was good but this year was even better. I met so many excellent people doing great work from whom I could learn but also share my knowledge. I want to thank you so much for organizing this Gathering. I know it could not have been easy but it was so worth it. You and your group do amazing work and allow us all to benefit, re-charge, and re-enter the world with renewed vigor. Please accept my deepest appreciation for all that you do. I am not here for the moment. I am here for the movement.
Sincerely, Chriscia Jackson
University of Houston

Photos from the 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders!

Onward and Upward!: Advancing the Affirmative Development of Boys and Young Men of Color
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Mississippi Leadership Academy Director
COSEBOC seeks an energetic, passionate, goal oriented, attention to detail, consensus–savvy, entrepreneurial spirited Program Director to mobilize COSEBOC’s network of school leaders, MLA-I Alumni, and Partners to dramatically improve outcomes for boys of color in Mississippi elementary schools and early childhood programs. 20 hours.
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Position Available: Event Planner for Gathering of Leaders conference

The Event Planner for the Gathering of Leaders will lead the planning, management and production of the facilities, meals, technical and logistical aspects of the Gathering of Leaders. 

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President Obama Speaks on the My Brother's Keeper Initiative

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Ron Walker on the Power of Resilience