The Expectations Project mobilizes people of faith to demand excellent public schools for Black, Brown and other marginalized children. We empower people of faith to act nationally and locally to eliminate education inequality.



"Our faith can move mountains." - Matthew 17:20

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We are people who expect a greater, safer, more beautiful and more just world for all students to learn and thrive in. We are advocates who expect more from ourselves and from all adults to provide for children well. We are a community who expects and believes in the brilliance of all of our babies - every last one. We refuse to accept one school system for affluent, white children and another for everyone else.

Our Issues, Our Advocacy

One of the reasons we have hope is because there are things that are proven to help Black, Brown and other marginalized students have an equitable education. We’ve chosen policy areas that we believe will change our systems for the better! We believe in the importance of being both grounded in research and in being practical.

A word from the president.

Together, we understand the political moment we are in and the opportunity we have to invite people towards a world we dream of - a world where a child can be a child.
Zakiya JacksonPresident, The Expectations Project

Our Way Forward

Here are some of our most recent and urgent campaigns for educational equity!

Let A Child Be A Child

We want EVERY child to have medical and mental health care and a community of adults who are responding to their needs. We've partnered with five changemakers - artists, theologians, and activists - passionate about education equity, to highlight key issues as we demand better together.
Join the Let a Child Be A Child Campaign

Hope For Students

Hope for Students is a national movement of people of faith committed to ending educational inequality. We believe in taking action to protect black, brown and other marginalized students. Today, we're asking Congress to protect the civil rights of students of color and restore funding to the Office of Civil Rights!
Join the Hope for Students Movement

"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

Micah 6:8