Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Award Program to Celebrate Successful Schools Educating Boys of Color

First Annual Grant Program to Award $10,000 to selected schools 

The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) is pleased to announce their first annual COSEBOC School Awards program, designed to recognize and celebrate schools that consistently generate male students of color with academic outcomes and personal characteristics that rival statewide averages.

The purpose of the award is to:
  • Identify, recognize and reward schools that have a proven track record of effective education of its male students of color;
  • Promote the replication of promising practices that contribute to the success of these schools; and
  • Demonstrate to the public that schools can successfully educate male students of color.
Selected schools will receive a $10,000 grant and their promising practices will be featured at their next Gathering of Leaders, April 26-28, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. COSEBOC will also promote these schools nationwide.

Applications are due January 12, 2012 at 5 pm EST. For more information about COSEBOC, the award program and application materials, visit http://www.coseboc.org/.

The award program is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations: Campaign for Black Male Achievement.