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#COSEBOC10: "Framing The Narrative For Boys & Young Men of Color: 10 Years of Leadership and The Journey Ahead"

MAY 18-21, 2016 in New York City!
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Calling on all those who advocate for boys and young men of color! We're roughly 90 days...

It is with a great deal of excitement and satisfaction that I send this email. This week, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color officially has officially released the 3rd edition of Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color. It is a keystone document for educators committed to the affirmative development and education of boys and young men of color. For the first time, we are making our signature document available to our national network of both members and non...

Courtesy of Boston Globe: Let's Change Our Story

Black, Latino students speak up about problems in Boston schools

By Astead W. Herndon, GLOBE STAFF
Dec. 12, 2015

For two hours Saturday at the city’s public education headquarters in Dudley Square, officials with impressive titles outlined how Boston...

by Ron Walker

The presence of the Academic Achievement still remains pervasive in this nations public schools. And it is compounded in urban schools by an equally pervasive Opportunity Gap. On November 19, 2015, I had the honor to present a few comments on the COSEBOC's to combat both in an interview hosted by the Boston News Network. Wilmer Quinones, youth coordinator for Sociedad Latina, an exceptional Boston based organization was the other person being interviewed. Wilmer added a powerful touch to the interview. He...

Save the Date! 10th Annual Gathering of Leaders - NYC

COSEBOC is excited to announce that our 10th Annual Gathering of Leaders will be held in New York City!  

We are partnering with the NYC Department of Education’s Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) and NYC Mayor’s Office Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) to provide you with the most exciting, comprehensive, and invigorating Gathering of Leaders ever!

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Colloquium on Black Males in Education in Kingston, Jamaica

Ron Walker, Rhonda Bryant and Kamau Ptah of COSEBOC will be participating in this colloquium on Black Males in Education in Kingston, Jamaica from October 6-9, 2015.

Ron's Keynote: Emboldening Black Male Youth through Promising Practices: The COSEBOC Story

Learn more: http://www.globalcolloquium.org/

COSEBOC 444 Sankofa Passages Program

by Kamau Ptah

In the fall of 2010, a call to manhood was pronounced by the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) to establish an in-school rite of passage program for the School District of Philadelphia. Approximately 100 men from the city of “Brotherly Love” responded to the summon and 10 were selected to pioneer this innovative approach to create transformative systems and practices that would address the cultural, identity and manhood crisis that impedes the holistic development of boys and young men...

Elevating School Climate and Increasing Academic Success Among Boys of Color

Thank you to all who joined our successful Twitter Chat on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Our topic was Elevating School Climate and Increasing Academic Success Among Boys of Color. This Chat was ideal for school administrators, teachers, educational policy advocates and organizations working with schools serving boys of color.

View the chat at #COSEBOC
 
Please submit questions for the Twitter Chat at info@coseboc.org.

The National BMA Innovators are leaders whose program models demonstrate improved outcomes for Black men and boys and have started to spread their work at the national level. Congratulations to Ron Walker and COSEBOC! Announcing the 2015-2016 Black Male Achievement Innovators!

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Do Something! by Ron Walker

by Ron Walker

As a boy, young man and man, I have been blessed with innumerable influential, active, and positive people in my life. The most influential by far were my parents, Delores and Solomon Walker. They encouraged, advised and disciplined me when necessary. Both parents reminded me that having an education qualified me to " do something" in the service of others.

I only applied to one college. That college was the historic HBCU, Lincoln University, located in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Little did I know that this...

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