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.


For the 9th Annual Gathering of Leaders: I Am a Young Man: Honoring My Past, Celebrating My Present, Anticipating My Future
COSEBOC will convene its 9th annual Gathering of Leaders in Memphis, Tennessee on April 22-24, 2015, hosted by the University of Memphis.

Eventbrite - 9th Annual Gathering of Leaders "I AM A YOUNG MAN: Honoring My Past, Celebrating My Present, Anticipating My Future"
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Join the COSEBOC Movement!  Become a member now and you'll receive member services through July 2015. Learn more»


Announcing the launch of the process to select the 2015 COSEBOC School Award winners. February 23, 2015 is the application deadline. Learn more

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