April 13, 2016: Watch as President Barack Obama affirms the greatness within boys of color everywhere in this powerful PSA. COSEBOC is a proud supporter of My Brothers Keeper - learn more at

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By David Banks

As we celebrate the achievements of African American male writers like Ta- Nehisi Coates and Shaka Senghor, it is important to acknowledge the transformational power of literacy in the lives of young men of color. Coates the winner of the prestigious National Book Award and Senghor’s recently released biographical sketch (Writing My Wrongs) of his life growing up in Detroit highlight writing as a powerful tool in confronting social issues.  

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CBMA Hosts Second Cohort Meeting in Detroit for 2016 Black Male Achievement (BMA) Innovators

Posted by CBMA, on February 29, 2016

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s Social Innovation Accelerator hosted its second cohort meeting in Detroit for its 2016 Black Male Achievement (BMA) Innovators. Black Male Achievement Innovators are experienced leaders whose organizations demonstrate powerful results in improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys, who pursue high performance, and who are positioned to spread their results...

Ron Walker, COSEBOC Executive Director

By Ron Walker, COSEBOC Executive Director

In 1995, I was the recipient of a $65,000 grant from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, earmarked to convene Oakland, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston to discuss a concept and plan that I called "Operation Reconnection". The primary goal was to invite three target groups from each city that were connected to schools within their communities that had, at one time, excelled in their education of Black children but, over time, lost their success and luster.

The three groups from each city corralled schools with a...

#COSEBOC10: "Framing The Narrative For Boys & Young Men of Color"


CONTACT: Seandra Sims, 

Gathering Set for May 18-21, 2016 in New York City 

[March 3, 2016] At a time when news stories of tragedy and triumph about people of color permeate the airwaves, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) is set to convene more than 1,000 educators and child advocates, and some 200 boys of color, from...

#COSEBOC10: "Framing The Narrative For Boys & Young Men of Color: 10 Years of Leadership and The Journey Ahead"

MAY 18-21, 2016 in New York City!

Calling on all those who advocate for boys and young men of color! We're roughly 90 days...

It is with a great deal of excitement and satisfaction that I send this email. This week, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color officially has officially released the 3rd edition of Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color. It is a keystone document for educators committed to the affirmative development and education of boys and young men of color. For the first time, we are making our signature document available to our national network of both members and non...

Courtesy of Boston Globe: Let's Change Our Story

Black, Latino students speak up about problems in Boston schools

By Astead W. Herndon, GLOBE STAFF
Dec. 12, 2015

For two hours Saturday at the city’s public education headquarters in Dudley Square, officials with impressive titles outlined how Boston...

by Ron Walker

The presence of the Academic Achievement still remains pervasive in this nations public schools. And it is compounded in urban schools by an equally pervasive Opportunity Gap. On November 19, 2015, I had the honor to present a few comments on the COSEBOC's to combat both in an interview hosted by the Boston News Network. Wilmer Quinones, youth coordinator for Sociedad Latina, an exceptional Boston based organization was the other person being interviewed. Wilmer added a powerful touch to the interview. He...

Save the Date! 10th Annual Gathering of Leaders - NYC

COSEBOC is excited to announce that our 10th Annual Gathering of Leaders will be held in New York City!  

We are partnering with the NYC Department of Education’s Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) and NYC Mayor’s Office Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) to provide you with the most exciting, comprehensive, and invigorating Gathering of Leaders ever!