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Welcome 

To ORABSE

LEADING THE WAY.

CHANGING LIVES.

BUILDING FUTURES.

The Oregon Alliance of Black School Educators (ORABSE) is the only organization in Oregon that focuses on supporting and serving Black educators by providing

professional development, curriculum support, advocacy  leadership conferences, career support, affinity-based gatherings, and networking events.

BE LIFTED UP

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Who We Are

“We are Black educators, administrators, and other professionals, directly and indirectly involved in promoting and facilitating the education of Black students and providing support and services to Black educators.”

  PAST  EVENTS

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Black Family Science
Night at OMSI

November 9th, 2021

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ORABSE Retirement
Celebration
 

July 20st | 6:00 pm

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 49th Annual NABSE Conference
 

November 10th, 2021

Our Vision

 A society where a quality education and the opportunity to thrive as a member of the global village is a reality for all children.

To celebrate, support, and inspire  Black educators to provide the best educational experiences and outcomes for all students, while leading the way on best practices for Black students.

Our Mission

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Kevin Bacon - 

ORABSE President

My name is Kevin Bacon and it is an honor to be the new president of ORABSE and to follow the long line of incredible educators that were president before me. It is their legacy that energizes me and their support that guides me. 

 

I served students in the Portland Metro K-12 system for 32 years as a classroom teacher and principal at all three levels: elementary, middle and high school. ORABSE was established in 1975 and has always been on the frontline, supporting students and educators of African descent.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

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Become a
member

ORABSE membership represents the best and brightest educators in school systems nationwide who all share a deep commitment to improving educational opportunities and achievement within the African American community.

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VOLUNTEER

We appreciate the people on our team that help us connect to educators and honor them in our events. If you would like to reach out and help, we welcome those with interest. Please fill out the form to the right and let us know how you would like to contribute.

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Donate

All donated funds are tax deductible and help us to continue reaching children in our community and recognize the many people who do this great work. Hundreds of volunteers and supporters work with Oregon schools to create programs that transform what is possible for our youth.

BIG THANK YOU TO

OUR SPONSORS

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Go Kids

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Elevate Us Fund

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