Join Us in October in Boston and/or Philadelphia

Gratitude: A Salute to Ron Walker,  celebrating Ron Walker’s storied history of work at COSEBOC and beyond.

COSEBOC

Advancing the Affirmative Development of Boys and Young Men of Color

COSEBOC is committed to connecting, inspiring, supporting, and strengthening educators and community members who are dedicated to the social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color. The COSEBOC movement advances the belief that all students, including boys and young men of color, possess the gifts, talents, and genius to excel in school, career, and life.

Professional Development Courses

COSEBOC offers a series of three professional development courses for teams of educators and community members. They are designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and skill in promoting equity and excellence for all students, particularly by focusing on the education and empowerment of boys and young men of color.

Standards for Schools Educating Boys of Color

For PK-12 teams. COSEBOC Standards is the foundational course we recommend as a starting point for all teams. Participants apply research-based standards to identify strengths and challenges and develop action plans.

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D.R.U.M. (Discovering Rituals, Understanding Manhood) Facilitator Course

For teams of men of color who work with middle and high school students. This course introduces teams of educators to the Rites of Passage experience and prepares them to incorporate the D.R.U.M. framework into their own program for boys and young men of color. Learn More

Footprints and Footsteps

For middle and high school teams. This course prepares teams of educators to implement the COSEBOC Footprints and Footsteps curriculum, designed to empower youth by introducing them to voices of the past, voices of today, and their own voices of tomorrow.

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Latest News & Updates

Tickets are Available! Gratitude – A Salute to Ron Walker
02 Jun 2023
Tickets are Available! Gratitude – A Salute to Ron Walker
COSEBOC is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for Gratitude: A Salute to Ron Walker, our brunch events celebrating Ron Walker's storied history of work at COSEBOC and beyond.
Ron Walker and Dr. Olga Acosta Price
24 Apr 2023
Ron Walker to step down as Executive Director
I am writing to announce that I will be stepping away from the ongoing leadership of COSEBOC as of September 30, 2023. For 16 years I have been blessed to lead this noble organization dedicated to the affirmative social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color.
Gratitude: A Salute to Ron Walker
24 May 2023
Gratitude: A Salute to Ron Walker
Save the dates! In October we will be celebrating Ron Walker’s work and commitment to boys and young men of color with luncheons in two locations that have been significant to his career.

The COSEBOC Difference

“The COSEBOC approach has been distinguished by its emphasis that support for boys and young men of color must build on their strengths rather than focus on their deficits and challenges, and by an enduring belief that if we change the schools and support systems available to them, we can also improve their academic and developmental outcomes.”

– Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
Dean, Rossier School of Education
Distinguished Professor of Education
University of Southern California

Pedro Noguera

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