OKC BLACK ALUMNI COALITION

We aim to leverage educational connections to create sustainable solutions for generations to come!

OUR MESSAGE

The Importance of OBAC

The Importance of OBAC

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OUR ORIGIN

The OKC Black Alumni Coalition (OBAC) started from a university course assignment. In the 2018-2019 academic school year, one of the largest and most urban public school districts in Oklahoma underwent a swift school consolidation plan in response to an unrelenting decline in enrollment. Recognizing the threat to identity, sense of safety and belonging, and further academic disruption of black youth, five social work graduate students initiated a plan to mobilize alumni of six predominately black schools that spring. The goal was to help form a collective body that could interface with school administrations on a macro level to advocate for black youth in Oklahoma City. 

Upon completion of her graduate program, Co-Founder Shawntay Alexander led the charge to continue building the coalition with the support of the other founders and alumni advisors. In the fall of 2021, the OKC Black Alumni Coalition was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

OUR MISSION

The mission of OBAC is to create a thriving high school alumni network that will embrace, support, and be a conduit for black achievement in Oklahoma City.

OUR PILLARS

Relationship

Excellence

Advocacy

Placemaking

OUR BOARD

D'Andre Foster

Board Chair

Douglass HS,

Class of 2003

Alicia Glover

Board Treasurer

Star Spencer HS,

Class of 2005

Regina Richardson

Board Vice Chair

Millwood HS,

Class of 1978

Warren Pete

Board Member

John Marshall HS,

Class of 1992

Kelly Berger

Board Secretary

Marsha Herron, Ph.D.

Board Member

Northeast HS,

Class of 1998

OUR ADVISORY

Richard Clark

Northeast HS - Class of 1986

Melodie Moore

Northeast HS - Class of 1986

Warren Pete

John Marshall HS - Class of 1992

Orville Prince

Douglass HS - Class of 1965

Regina Richardson

Millwood HS - Class of 1978

Tanya Ruffin-Mustin

Star Spencer HS - Class of 1981

Carrie Smith

Dunjee HS - Class of 1972

Marilyn Wallace-Mitchell

Dunjee HS - Class of 1972

Councilperson Nikki Nice

Northeast HS (Gatekeeper) - Class of 1998

OUR LEADERSHIP

Shawntay Alexander

Executive Director

Star Spencer HS,

Class of 2005

OUR EVENTS

OBAC River Bowl flyer

The 2022 River Bowl Classic (RBC) was a success!

 

Thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors, and generous donors. A special thanks to RIVERSPORT OKC for helping us achieve our mission!

We look forward to seeing you all next year!

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