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COSEBOC Annual Gathering

Register for the 9th Annual Gathering of Leaders: I Am a Young Man: Honoring My Past, Celebrating My Present, Anticipating My Future

Hosted by the University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
April 22-24, 2015

This theme salutes Memphis’ historical role in the civil rights movement while recognizing the civil rights issue of today: developing educators and schools that produce academic achievement in boys and young men of color.

Eventbrite - 9th Annual Gathering of Leaders "I AM A YOUNG MAN: Honoring My Past, Celebrating My Present, Anticipating My Future"

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COSEBOC School Awards (CSA)

The deadline for applying for the 2015 COSEBOC School Awards was Monday, February 23, 2015.  We are no longer accepting submissions.  The review process is now underway.  We look forward to sharing news of the 2015 COSEBOC School Award winners in April.  Good luck to all applicants!

Come celebrate and learn from and with COSEBOC School Award winners at the 2015 Gathering of Leaders in Memphis, Tennessee.


Join the COSEBOC Movement!  Become a member now and you'll receive member services through July 2015. Learn more»

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

President Obama Speaks on the My Brother's Keeper Initiative

Listen to Andrew Wolk of Root Cause and the Mayor of Gary, Indiana on NPR: My Brother's Keeper In The Community: Hopes And Aims At Ground Level