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The mission of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color.

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On July 18, 1918, the great Nelson Mandela was born

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Mandela's birth, COSEBOC encourages you to share your thoughts on the following questions below and on your own social media: - What can the movement do to advance a positive narrative for boys and young men of color, using the life's work of Nelson Mandela as inspiration? - As a boy or young man of color, what lessons learned from Nelson Mandela can I apply to my hopes, dreams and aspirations? "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Trauma in the Village: An Upcoming Gathering in Charlotte, NC

COSEBOC is working with the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators (CMAE), and the Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network (CPLAN) to co-host Trauma in the Village, a two-day Regional Gathering in Charlotte on August 17-18, 2018. Trauma in the Village will promote conversations on the many facets of trauma in our communities and build a deeper, more authentic understanding of the impact trauma has on students, their families, their neighborhoods, and the educators, service providers, and caregivers that work with them. Click here to learn more and register

Ron Walker's New Book Available for Purchase

After many years of thinking about writing a book to share a story about the power of hope, resilience and family, I finally did it. With the generous and consistent support of the American Reading Company, the book, Solomon's Plan, Gift Of Education from a Father to His Son is a reality. It is written in honor of my father, Solomon Walker. Solomon Walker, born in 1915 in Gaffney, South Carolina, never went to school, lost both parents at a young age and with determination made his way to Philadelphia at the age of 19 to begin a new life. The book is for students from middle school up and also a great read for adults. It is a very teachable, well researched and culturally vibrant read.

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