The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE), an affiliate of both the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), was organized in May of 1986. HAABSE’s primary goal is to enhance the education of all students. HAABSE is particularly sensitive to the needs and interests of the Black community.  Using the HAABSE network, members can share and provide many valuable professional services and intervention strategies focused on improving the educational environment of Black youth and educators in our community.

The Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE), organized in December of 1986, is an affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). TABSE is committed to improving the educational achievement of African-American students by increasing the participation and expansion of Texas affiliates. TABSE further believes in identifying and promoting those activities, which are designed to sensitize the public-at-large and educators, specifically, to the needs of African-American students in academic and non-academic areas of development.

The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is the nation’s premier non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children – particularly children of African descent. Now in its 38th year, NABSE boasts an outreach to more than 10,000 preeminent educators including paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, board members, and superintendents,  as well as,  corporate and institutional members. Founded in 1970, NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance, and overall achievement.

Our compelling missions and purposes are achieved through Professional Development Programs that strengthen performance, sharing research-based, innovative instructional and learning strategies, and policy advocacy to ensure high standards and quality in public and private education systems.

HAABSE Mission

The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators’ primary mission is to enhance the education of all students and to exercise leadership in providing valuable professional services and strategies to institutions, agencies, and communities engaged in creating an environment in which students, particularly black students, can achieve academic excellence.


  • To focus on students, i.e., Literacy, Academics, and Mentorships
  • To increase Legislative Sensitivity of Black Educational Issues
  • To solicit Funds and Sponsorships for Educational Staff Development
  • To present a Recognition Program for Educators,
  • To provide Student Scholarships
  • To improve significantly the ability of Black educators to promote Problem Resolution
  • To create a meaningful and effective Network of strength, talent and professional support for students’ education
  • To network with agencies and institutions in presenting Professional Development workshops
  • To provide information to students and parents relative to preparation for college
  • To provide support to professional educators for career planning and development


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