Free Video / Teleconference with Hector Calderón

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
Free Video / Teleconference with Hector Calderón

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4pm EST, COSEBOC is proud to announce Hector Calderón as our February speaker in our 2019-20 educational teleconference series, Conversations with Deep Thinkers. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color.

Conversations with Deep Thinkers is a powerful forum for learning and inquiry. In these one-hour teleconference calls, Ron Walker engages prominent leaders in an inquiry that is focused on COSEBOC's 2020 theme: Young Kings of Color: Learning from the Footprints of the Past, Taking Footsteps to the Future. These conversations are followed by a Q&A inviting audience participation. 

While anyone can sign up to participate in this video/teleconference - thanks to the generous support of COSEBOC sponsors - ONLY COSEBOC members are eligible to receive a recording of this video/teleconference upon request at no charge. As a COSEBOC member, you can listen to this video/teleconference at a time of your convenience – whether you attend the video/teleconference when it occurs or not. If you are NOT currently a COSEBOC member, join or renew today.


Bio: Hector Calderón

Free Video / Teleconference with Hector CalderónHector Calderón  is the Lead Content Facilitator for Urban Ambassadors, an Office of Equity and Access initiative at NYC Department of Education designed to support  young men of color find their Purpose, develop their Leadership and academic skills, and live a life of Distinction. 

In addition to his work with young men at the NYC Department of Education, he works at Great Oaks Foundation supporting schools with implementing culturally-responsive education as the Director of Teacher Development.

He is the Co-founder and former Principal of El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. El Puente was the first community-based organization in New York State to create a Human Rights public school and is a nationally recognized model for culturally responsive and community-driven education. Hector is also member of the Blue Ribbon Committee NYS MBK initiative, as well as a former member of the White House Initiative for Educational  Excellence for under the Obama administration.

He is the recipient of EL DIARIO’s “EL” award, which recognizes the 25 most influential Latinos in the Tri-state area.  Héctor is a member of the founding Cohort of New Leaders for New Schools.  A passionate proponent of progressive teaching and learning, he has lectured at a wide range of New York City educational forums. 

For more information on Urban Ambassadors, click here.