LEADING THE WAY.
BE LIFTED UP
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.
Who We Are
“We are Black teachers, paras, 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.”
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.
Kevin Bacon -
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
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.
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.
All donated funds are tax deductible and help us to continue to support our educators throughout the state, award scholarships to college students from freshman year through masters degrees, and help children in our community. We need more volunteers in our Oregon schools support programs that transform what is possible for our youth.
BIG THANK YOU TO
Elevate Us Fund
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