THE EXPECTATIONS PROJECT APPOINTS ZAKIYA JACKSON AS NEW PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 11, 2021Contact: Jim Hile(734) 717-9687, jim@expectations.org THE EXPECTATIONS PROJECT WELCOMES ZAKIYA JACKSON AS PRESIDENT Washington, DC – The Expectations Project Founder Nicole Baker Fulgham today announced that Zakiya N. Jackson has officially become president of the nonprofit education reform organization. Jackson began working for TEP in 2015 and has served as the group’s VP of Training and, …

The Expectations Project Statement on the Atlanta Murders

Washington, DC— We are devastated by the murders of 8 people in Atlanta, 6 of whom were Asian American women. We see this as a crime motivated by gender and race. Asian people face terrible oppression in our society yet they deserve equity at work, at school, and in every aspect of their day-to-day lives. As we advocate for all children …

No Civil Rights for YOU

Our work at The Expectations Project is closely knit to the broader work of civil rights in America. The conditions of public schools are intimately tied to racial equity and justice. In light of this, Zakiya Jackson, our Vice President of Training & Resources, offers her reflections on several pressing civil rights matters and how they are related to our …

FIVE PRINCIPLES ON EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND COVID-19: PRIORITIZING VULNERABLE STUDENTS DURING THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

We’re living in extraordinary times. Nationwide school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have not only disrupted millions of lives, they have further entrenched long-standing disparities in our public school system and placed students who are already vulnerable at even greater risk. For the 2020-2021 school year, policymakers, educators, families and students face impossible choices as our nation balances the …

Statement on COVID-19 and the Urgent Need to Continue Advocating for Our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2020 Dear advocates, partners and allies— With the rapidly developing COVID-19 national public health emergency we wanted to update you on some of the ways this will impact how The Expectations Project conducts its work and on our advocacy focus in these unprecedented and challenging times.  Though the times are changing, our core mission does not. …

TEP Attends Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference

In September, TEP’s Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Aaron Jenkins, attended the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. This event gathered policy experts, leaders, education practitioners, and advocates to discuss problems and solutions to address racial equity issues. Mr. Jenkins attended and participated in education-focused sessions including, “Advancing a Race Equity Education Policy Agenda,” hosted by …

TEP Questions Candidates at Presidential Forum

Last month, Zakiya Jackson of The Expectations Project gathered in Atlanta with other faith leaders for the Presidential Conversations Series, brought together by the Black Church PAC and Pastor Michael McBride. At this event, we heard directly from five candidates running for president in 2020. While there, Zakiya joined Pastor Traci Blackmon in facilitating intimate roundtable conversations with the candidates. …

Hope on the Hill: A Day of Prayer and Action

In the midst of high-stakes negotiations on Capitol Hill over President Trump’s proposed cuts to the national education budget, how will we as people of faith respond? Last year, The Expectations Project launched Hope for Students, a national movement of people of faith committed to shining a light on educational inequality. Today we’re unveiling the next step in this campaign: Hope on …

The National Association of Evangelicals Publishes Their Education Equity Resolution

The National Association of Evangelicals Publishes Their Education Equity Resolution

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is taking a bold stance on Education Equity with their recently published Education Equity Resolution. The resolution calls on evangelical congregations across America to build relationships with their public schools and find ways to support, advocate and encourage teachers, students and administrators. The resolution also highlights, as we often do, the disparity of quality …

Sign the Matthew 25 Declaration on Public Education!

Sign the Matthew 25 Declaration on Public Education!

Senate confirmation hearings will begin today for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Education.   How should people of faith who care about our nation’s most vulnerable students think about her nomination? We’ve got you covered.   The Expectations Project has joined forces with more than a dozen prominent Christian leaders and launched a …