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Who We Are

CORA (Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement) is founded in response to President Obama’s call to improve the lives of boys and men of color facing educational disparities. We are a professional educational organization committed to training faculty, staff, and administrators to enhance their skills to better serve historically underrepresented and underserved students. We provide professional development training for all educators to advance their teaching skills and enhance the learning experience of boys and college men of color with an explicit focus on racial equity in education.

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What We Offer

CORA offers online professional development courses for school, college, and university educators, and support staff.  Each course helps you understand the most common and prevalent issues students face daily in the education sector and use strategies to reduce their impact. Based on real-world experiences, these intensive online programs are best for educators and support staff who wish to improve their preparedness in mitigating the impact of racial microaggressions, unconscious bias in education, and facilitating success for historically underrepresented and underserved students.

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Why Take Our Course

Our professional development certification programs are designed with extensive research based on the experiences and outcomes of historically underrepresented and underserved students. Our course can provide you with comprehensive knowledge to deal with the common misconceptions associated with historically underrepresented and underserved students and improve your interactions with them effectively. By taking our intensive online training program, you can gain insight into the prevalent issues that create barriers to success for our students.

With a collaborative learning environment and culturally relevant teaching and course materials, you can engage in meaningful change in the global field of education. As an educator, you can join our flexible online courses and learn to design and implement strategies to build relationships with historically underrepresented and underserved students and use research-based teaching and practices in the classroom. We have experienced faculty, researchers, and administrators who can provide you with the best professional teaching skills.

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Training Materials & Certifications

Our training materials, books, lectures, and live video sessions are the outcome of extensive research on the disparities faced by historically underrepresented and underserved students in the education sector. Each course is approximately 15 hours and consists of 4 modules and a live video session. After completing our professional development training program, you will receive a certificate. We also offer a Certificate with 1.5 CEUs for our training programs.