Friday, February 28, 2014: COSEBOC Executive Director Ron Walker is a featured workshop presenter at today’s Cities United conference in New Orleans. This is the inaugural year of Cities United, a special convening of the National League of Cities with the theme of “Why We Can’t Wait – A Convening for Mayors Committed to Eliminating Violence Related Deaths of African American Males.” Walker was invited to lead a workshop for 20 Mayors and their aides on “Real Solutions to Building Culturally Competent Schools“.
COSEBOC is a national network of school leaders committed to the academic achievement and social, emotional and cultural development of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC works with preK-12, public and private, coed and single gender schools. COSEBOC has developed Standards for schools to adopt that will drive academic success for their male students of color. It is a leading resource of tested, innovative, ‘real world’ practices and research that ensure boys and young men of color succeed.
“Every child deserves success,” says Walker. “COSEBOC has demonstrated that given the right tools, boys and young men of color can achieve academic success. It’s now a matter of training and supporting adults.” Walker called on participating Mayors to review their school Districts’ policies and practices to ensure that they set high expectations for all students and are culturally responsive so that all students can succeed.
Contact: Esther Kaplan, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement – 855-267-3262, x4