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Get ready for the next exhilarating professional development session from COSEBOC’s Virtual Gathering of Leaders 2020!

COSEBOC presents: Now More Than Ever: Family Engagement Is Necessary for Student Success with Dr. Karen Mapp

Thursday, August 6, 2020
9-11 a.m. Pacific
12pm-2 p.m. Eastern

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Get ready for the next exhilarating professional development session from COSEBOC’s Virtual Gathering of Leaders 2020!  COSEBOC presents: Now More Than Ever: Family Engagement Is Necessary for Student Success  Thursday, August 6, 2020 9-11 a.m. Pacific 12pm-2 p.m. Eastern   Dr. Karen Mapp is a Senior Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Faculty Director of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program. Dr. Mapp is the preeminent authority on family and community engagement. 

Message from COSEBOC Executive Director, Ron Walker


The COSEBOC Mission

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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Ron Walker's Book, Solomon's Plan, 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.

James Baldwin

by Ron Walker, June 15, 2020: “The children of the despised and rejected are menaced from the moment they stir in the womb.” I open my written thoughts purposefully with this quote from the great American writer and poet, James Baldwin. Why are the children of the despised and rejected so menaced? My name is Ronald Elmore Walker. I am honored to be the Executive Director of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color. I have been moved to write because of the gruesome and traumatic video that was the public lynching of George Floyd. My emotional state has been further impacted by the more recent death of another Black man, Rayshard Brooks.

George Floyd and the Countless Others we Memorialize Today

by Ron Walker, June 9, 2020: Another name has been added to the roll of black women and men murdered by unchecked police violence. His name is George Floyd. George’s first name joins Emmett, Trayvon, Eric, Michael, Laquan, Tamir, Walter, Freddie, Sandra, Philando, Botham, Breonna, Ahmaud, and others whose names we do not know lost to the persistent and insidious dehumanization that is embedded within the fiber of America.

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