Letter from Ron

Dear COSEBOC friends and followers,

Since its founding 15 years ago, COSEBOC has remained true to its purpose: the affirmative social, emotional, physical, cultural, and academic development of boys of color.

We are a nationwide network of schools, school districts, community leaders, parents, and youth-serving agencies who are united in the belief that boys and young men of color can achieve, excel, and soar to success. We believe that this happens when there is a collective commitment to be the difference that will make the difference in the educational lives of these students.

The challenges that we have faced over the past months and year have demanded our collective concern and attention with regard to our school-aged children and youth. COVID-19 has raised this essential question: what must we do to ensure that every student, especially those who have been traditionally underserved, receives an education that is equitable, bias free, exemplary, and high standard? It is my belief that the pandemic can serve as a portal to a reimagined education for everyone that will exceed current expectations. The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is determined now more than ever to work to make this aspiration a reality for students in pre-K through grade 12.

However, to realize these hopes and dreams, it is essential that we have your support. As a membership organization, COSEBOC’s strength and ability to be an agent of transformative change in the life of our students depends on the commitment of our constituents. Please become a member of the COSEBOC movement.
I am pleased to announce that we will be launching an updated and expanded set of benefits to better meet the needs of our members. In addition to the new benefits, we will continue to feature our successful virtual events which we began as a response to pandemic-related distancing requirements. We will continue to feature many of the leading scholars and practitioners who are making powerful and positive transformational impact across the education landscape.

When you join, you will receive a copy of our groundbreaking document, The Uncommon Core; Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color, 4th edition. This handbook offers methods that can be used as a framework for change within schools, as well as references that will support and enhance those approaches. It is recognized as the gold standard of best and promising practices.

Become a member of the COSEBOC network because membership does matter!


Ron Walker
Executive Director