Preserving Our Natural Resources Still Matters

As COSEBOC looks toward spring and the 11th Annual Gathering of Leaders in Austin, Texas, our planning efforts require that we reflect on the reason behind our work to uplift boys and young men of color. Simply put, there is greatness within the young people we serve, and our role as educators and investors is more important than ever. Take a look back to 2014 as COSEBOC executive director Ron Walker reminded us that “Boys and Young Men of Color are Natural Resources Too."

Reimagining the Work: New Profit’s Spotlight on COSEBOC

It takes a village to affirm boys and young men of color as assets in our communities. COSEBOC relies on the support and partnership of a bevy of allies in the education and the Black Male Achievement sectors to accomplish its mission annually. This February 2017, COSEBOC is featured as the “Spotlight Organization” in the New Profit Reimagine Learning Fund’s monthly digest. The Reimagine Learning Fund supports communities and schools to create teaching and learning environments that unleash creativity and potential in all students,...

Sharlonda Marie Buckman, Chief Executive Officer of Detroit Parent Network

Join COSEBOC for a FREE teleconference on Parent Engagement with Sharlonda Buckman, hosted by Ron Walker and COSEBOC! 

March 1, 2017 at 4pm EST: This hour-long session will focus on effective ways to engage parents as partners. Highlighting successful programs and opportunities working across the country, we will also discuss common challenges and barriers to successfully working with parents and how to navigate through them. Learn more and RSVP here

The Urban Collaborative and COSEBOC discuss the future of collaboration between the two organizations. Ron Walker, the Director of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), discusses his inspiration for starting his organization and transforming the national narrative surrounding men of color. 

Read the full article here.

Who inspires you? Across the country, exceptional public school teachers are leading challenging and engaging classrooms where all their students succeed. These teachers inspire us every day—yet they often go unrecognized and unheard.

Five years ago TNTP launched the Fishman Prize as way to celebrate great teachers. Since then, we’ve recognized nearly 500 teachers who build strong relationships with their students, ignite passion for their subject matter, and push students to reach their highest...

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, COSEBOC will host a day long Gathering in Boston MA for Parents and Families on "Healing in the Village." This special gathering will provide a safe space for the Greater Boston Area of Parents to share, converse, strategize and render solutions that will aid in the healing process. 

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Ron Walker and Todd Anthony

The week of September 26, 2016: This has been a proud week for COSEBOC! Early in the week Ron Walker accepted the Asa Hilliard Award from Courageous Conversations, and later in the week...

Austin, Texas, September 25, 2016: Ron Walker has been awarded the Asa Hilliard Award at the 2016 National Summit of Courageous Conversation. All of us at COSEBOC, and especially Ron, are honored and humbled by this award. Asa Hilliard has deeply expanded and influenced our nation's understanding about racism, and COSEBOC feels the...

On Friday, December 9, 2016: COSEBOC and CPLAN will host a Regional Gathering in Boston, MA to focus on "Trauma in the Village." This special workshop - for service providers, caregivers, educators, professionals, and policymakers - was first featured at COSEBOC's 10th Annual Gathering in NYC in May, 2016. This workshop will provide participants with a powerful framework for re-shaping the culture, practices, and policies of their organization to ensure that it is sensitive to the experiences and needs of the traumatized individuals, families, and communities that they...

Dear friends of COSEBOC,

I have this blog finds you well and keeping your eyes on the mission prize. I recently returned from a wonderful vacation on the sunny isle of St. Maarten. It was a remarkable trip that provided me with a 10 day respite from the daily fray. It allowed me the gift of time to reflect, muse, imagine and wonder.

Though I enjoyed the beauty of the island, the food, weather and beautiful beaches, I was also able to consider all of the opportunities, joys, lows, travails and victories achieved in my nearly 50 years of service to children, youth,...