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On Friday, December 9, 2016: COSEBOC and CPLAN will host a Regional Gathering in Boston, MA to focus on "Trauma in the Village." This special workshop - for service providers, caregivers, educators, professionals, and policymakers - was first featured at COSEBOC's 10th Annual Gathering in NYC in May, 2016. This workshop will provide participants with a powerful framework for re-shaping the culture, practices, and policies of their organization to ensure that it is sensitive to the experiences and needs of the traumatized individuals, families, and communities that they...

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, COSEBOC will host a day long Gathering in Boston MA for Parents and Families on "Healing in the Village." This special gathering will provide a safe space for the Greater Boston Area of Parents to share, converse, strategize and render solutions that will aid in the healing process. 

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Ron Walker and Todd Anthony

The week of September 26, 2016: This has been a proud week for COSEBOC! Early in the week Ron Walker accepted the Asa Hilliard Award from Courageous Conversations, and later in the week...

Austin, Texas, September 25, 2016: Ron Walker has been awarded the Asa Hilliard Award at the 2016 National Summit of Courageous Conversation. All of us at COSEBOC, and especially Ron, are honored and humbled by this award. Asa Hilliard has deeply expanded and influenced our nation's understanding about racism, and COSEBOC feels the...

Dear friends of COSEBOC,

I have this blog finds you well and keeping your eyes on the mission prize. I recently returned from a wonderful vacation on the sunny isle of St. Maarten. It was a remarkable trip that provided me with a 10 day respite from the daily fray. It allowed me the gift of time to reflect, muse, imagine and wonder.

Though I enjoyed the beauty of the island, the food, weather and beautiful beaches, I was also able to consider all of the opportunities, joys, lows, travails and victories achieved in my nearly 50 years of service to children, youth,...

David Banks, President and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, and long time friend, advisor, former board member and supporter of COSEBOC, was invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 26th. Joining David was joined by 40 young men from Eagle Academy. We are proud that David and the young men of Eagle Academy spoke to our nation and are happy to share this video with our network of friends and colleagues. 

If you missed David and the young men of Eagle Academy, watch below: 

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Join the June 20 Twitter Chat with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans & More…

Dear COSEBOC Members & Friends, 

Please join us on Monday, June 20 for an important online discussion sponsored by David Johns and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and the OnPurpose Movement, as they celebrate the first-ever International Day of Purpose

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Framing the Narrative: COSEBOC Gathering of Leaders, 2016

From May 18 to May 21, over 1,000 "village" members convened in NYC for the 2016 Gathering of Leaders, and all we can say is "THANK YOU and WHAT A TIME!" The Gathering energy was electric, the willingness to learn and share was infectious, and the conversations extended well beyond the Javits Center. In...

2nd Annual Carter G. Woodson Bowties & Pearls Brunch

The 2nd Annual Carter G. Woodson Bowties & Pearls Brunch, in celebration of Black Male Educators in the city of Boston, will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 11:00am in the School Committee Chambers of the Bruce C. Bolling building. 

This event will recognize Black Male Educators, both in and outside the classroom, for their outstanding commitment to student achievement and success. These awardees have impacted thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds in the Boston area, and are enthusiastically looking to expand their reach. 

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Jackie Carter

National Advocates for Boys of Color Set to Gather from May 18-21;
Media Highlights & Interview/Feature Opportunities Touted

[May 11, 2016] The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) has announced a memorial fund, established by the family of the late Jackie Carter, a prominent, Black publishing executive who was known especially for her efforts to promote ethnic diversity in children's books. Ms...

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