Don’t Miss Fall Education Forum with Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd – September 28th

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Don’t miss the Fall Education Forum taking place on Monday, September 28, 2015 from  6:30-9pm in the Howard High School Auditorium, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, President of Alabama State University. Dr. Boyd is a nationally-recognized champion of education and was appointed by President Obama to the Parent’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. This event is sponsored by The Howard County Public School System and the African American Community Roundtable.


Honoring the Legacy of Gloria Washington Wallace

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The late Gloria Washington Wallace

In honor of the legacy of Gloria Washington Wallace, our very own Elder Abeba Aberham will participate in her first Marathon run through the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on October 25, 2015. For the past 5 months, Elder Aberham has been training hard through spring showers and the summer heat to prepare for a successful completion of the 26.2-mile run.

As I honor the women and men of the Marine Corps on October 25, I also want to dedicate this run to members of TCOE and particularly our home town hero Gloria Washington Wallace. I want to honor Gloria Washington Wallace for her unapologetic LOVE for her community and her tireless efforts to empower the most vulnerable in our community.

                                                                                                              – Abeba Aberham

For more information on sponsoring Elder Aberham’s effort in this event, please visit the GoFundMe site that has been established.

About the Council of Elders…
In 1992, The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County (TCOE) was established by Gloria Washington Wallace to serve as advisors to The Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP) in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). Our initial purpose was to provide a historical perspective on the education of Black youth in the County, provide substantial role models of moral standing and spiritual leadership for our children, and serve as regal representatives for BSAP ceremonies and programs, such as the Evening of Excellence celebration for Black graduates.

In 1997, TCOE became an independent entity — responsible first to the Black community of Howard County, based on a change that we wanted to make in the criteria for acknowledging Black students.

Our Mission:
The mission of the Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County is two-fold.

(1) To develop, strengthen, guide and advance the educational and cultural well-being of the Black Community of Howard County.

(2) To sustain and grow itself as a community of Elders that actively serves to advocate for the Black Community of Howard County in collaboration with parents, educators and other community leaders.

Our Vision:
We envision a vibrant organization whose members have pride in our Ancestry and who work together to support the educational, cultural and social opportunities for the Howard County Black Community resulting in a confident, aware Community and optimum success in the Black family.

Please honor Gloria Washington Wallace and TCOE through your generous donation for this event.

Going to New York soon? We have your Amazing Grace tickets!

If you missed the fundraiser trip we organized to see the play “Amazing Grace” in New York, you really missed a treat! Amazing Grace lived up to it’s title, and those of us that had an opportunity to go enjoyed ourselves tremendously! The show was very moving, it was also funny and had great special effects!

For anyone who is planning a trip to New York soon,  we still have tickets available that can be used. Broadway has given us special accommodations for people to still use the remaining tickets and enjoy the show at a later date. Advance notice is required for us to confirm seat availabilities for the day, but let us make arrangements for you to go watch this fantastic show! If you are unable to go at all, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing any of our remaining tickets to be used at anytime, please contact Elder Abeba Aberham at: 443-832-8774 with any questions.