The Greater New England Alliance of Black School Educators (GNEABSE) was officially chartered February 12, 2000, under the visionary leadership of the late Lou Irvin. With Mr. Irvin serving as the organization’s first president, GNEABSE was born to the parentage of 18 proud charter members from the Connecticut and southern Massachusetts area. Indeed, while keenly committed to the mission and philosophy of its parent organization, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, GNEABSE was established to address very critical and culturally sensitive concerns as they affect the education of children of color.