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 and career support
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.”
Our vision is to live in a society where the opportunity gap is eliminated, and access to a quality education is a reality for all students.
To provide an avenue for supporting Black educators and to promote and improve the best educational experience and outcomes 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 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
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