Letter from Ron

Dear COSEBOC friends and followers,

The challenges that we have faced over the past year and months has demanded our collective concern and attention in regards to our school aged children and youth. The COVID 19 Pandemic has raised this essential question, what must we do to ensure that every student and especially those who have been traditionally underserved, receive an education that is equitable, bias free, exemplary and taught to high Standards? It is my belief that the pandemic can serve as a portal to a reimagined education for all that will exceed expectations. The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is determined now more than ever to work to make this aspiration a reality for this student group, pre-K-12. For 15 years, COSEBOC has been true to its mission, the affirmative social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic development of boys of color.

We are a nationwide network of schools, school districts, community leaders, parent and youth serving agencies 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 and united commitment to be the difference that will make the difference in the educational lives of these students.

However, to realize these hopes and dreams it is essential that we have your support. COSEBOC is a membership organization. In order to be the change agent organization that makes the difference that will matter, we need you to become a member of the COSEBOC movement.

I am pleased to announce that we will be launching an updated and expanded set of member benefits to better meet the needs of members. In addition to the new benefits, we will continue to feature our highly successful virtual events with many of the leading scholars, and practitioners 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 document is recognized as the gold standard of best and promising practices.

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

Sincerely,

Ron Walker
Executive Director