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Welcome to COSEBOC

COSEBOC Fall Virtual SeriesOn behalf of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, I send my thanks to you again for your support of our recent spring and summer Virtual Gathering seminars. The series was a huge success, and it is because of your great attendance and enthusiastic feedback that I am pleased to announce the launch of our new COSEBOC Virtual Equity Seminar series for fall and winter 2020-2021. 

The focus of the series will be Equity, a concept that is especially important for those of us dedicated to the advancement of the social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of all underprivileged and underserved students, especially boys and young men of color.

The quest for equitable conditions in education and society is not a new one. In fact, fifty-two years ago, in the aftermath of widespread rioting fueled by racism, President Lyndon Johnson appointed the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders led by Otto Kerner, Governor of Illinois. Its mission was to recommend solutions designed to end racial injustice and advance societal equity.

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Message from COSEBOC Executive Director, Ron Walker


The COSEBOC Mission

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. 

Events, News & Blog

The Fruition of our Virtual Gathering of Leaders

Thus, the Virtual Gathering of Leaders was born. As you can attest, I believe, by your presence, each session poured powerful information into our hearts and minds. We are extremely grateful for the contributions of time, talent and expertise so willingly shared by Dr. Bettina Love, Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Dr. Rhonda Bryant, and Dr. Karen Mapp. Each presentation was exceptional, provocative, and designed to incite action in service of boys and young men of color and their villages.

Ron Walker's Book, Solomon's Plan, Available for Purchase

After many years of thinking about writing a book to share a story about the power of hope, resilience and family, I finally did it. With the generous and consistent support of the American Reading Company, the book, Solomon's Plan, Gift Of Education from a Father to His Son is a reality. It is written in honor of my father, Solomon Walker. Solomon Walker, born in 1915 in Gaffney, South Carolina, never went to school, lost both parents at a young age and with determination made his way to Philadelphia at the age of 19 to begin a new life. The book is for students from middle school up and also a great read for adults. It is a very teachable, well researched and culturally vibrant read.

James Baldwin

by Ron Walker, June 15, 2020: “The children of the despised and rejected are menaced from the moment they stir in the womb.” I open my written thoughts purposefully with this quote from the great American writer and poet, James Baldwin. Why are the children of the despised and rejected so menaced? My name is Ronald Elmore Walker. I am honored to be the Executive Director of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color. I have been moved to write because of the gruesome and traumatic video that was the public lynching of George Floyd. My emotional state has been further impacted by the more recent death of another Black man, Rayshard Brooks.

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