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November TCOE Fundraiser!

TCOE is happy to announce another fundraiser! Grotta Pizza is supporting a TCOE fundraiser on November , 2018! Simply print the attached flyer and enjoy a great meal! As a non-profit organization, all monies raised by TCOE supports the families and students of Howard County! We look forward to seeing everyone!



TCOE is a non-profit organization! Everything we do as an organization focuses on giving back to the Howard County community and the students who attend HCPSS Schools! Glor Days Grill is sponsoring a fundraiser to support the efforts of TCOE from October 11, 2018 through October 18, 2018. Simply print the flyer and follow how you can support! Your family will enjoy an awesome meal and part of the money spent will be donated to support the efforts of TCOE! It is a WIN-WIN! Hope to see everyone there!

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Honoring the Legacy of Gloria Washington Wallace

Gloria Washington Wallace
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.

See The Play “Amazing Grace” in New York on September 12th

AmazingGraceThe Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County (TCOE) is sponsoring a fundraising trip to the matinee performance for the play “AMAZING GRACE!” on Saturday, September 12, 2015
Deadline for registration is Sunday, August 30, 2015

Click for Registration Flyer

John Newton was an 18th-century slave trader whose spiritual awakening led him to write the hymn “Amazing Grace”. This play spins the story of one man’s slow, painful, intensely dramatic moral awakening to the abominations of slavery. This play is a tale of romance, rebellion and redemption.

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Matinee

Place: Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st street, NY, NY 10036

Cost: $155.00: transportation and orchestra seats at the play, for seats only: $125 (If you would like, we will arrange for lunch at B. Smith’s at your expense (a menu will be provided))

Bus Leaves: Promptly at 7:30 a.m. from Park and Ride West Parking Lot on Broken Land Parkway

Bus Returns: Approximately 9:00 p.m. to same location