ADVOCACY + SERVICE
SHINE A LIGHT ON EDUCATION INEQUALITY
The Expectations Project empowers people of faith to shine a light on education inequality through prayer, compassionate service and faithful advocacy.
Here’s how you can put hope in action for students:
We help people of faith learn how to advocate for public policy changes that will make a real difference for our nation’s students.
We point congregations towards effective models for local service and connect them with opportunities to meet the needs of students and schools in their community.
“Faithful Advocacy and Compassionate Service — working together. When people of faith get both of these right, it’s a reflection of God’s heart and a powerful force for good.”
NICOLE BAKER FULGHAM, FOUNDER
WHAT DOES FAITHFUL ADVOCACY LOOK LIKE?
America has the resources, talent, and know-how to solve education inequality. But we often lack the public will to hold our leaders accountable for making the necessary changes for our kids. Many transformations needed to close the achievement gap will only come with changes to public policy. There are things that need to change locally, statewide, and even nationally.
Faithful Advocacy is about three things: 1) Educating yourself about the issues at stake for kids; 2) Learning more about concrete policy changes that are proven to make a difference; 3) Joining other voices to let your leaders know that these issues matter to us and need to change.
A CLOSER LOOK AT COMPASSIONATE SERVICE
Back-to-School backpack drives. Bake sale fundraisers. After-school mentoring programs. Healthy meals for students when school isn’t in session. High-quality preschool options for low-income kids.
These are just some of the ways people of faith are showing God’s love and making a real difference for the students and schools in their community. Putting hands and feet to our faith is a central part of what it means to take our faith seriously. Scripture says, “What you do unto the least of these, you do unto me.” That’s Compassionate Service in action.