We’re excited to announce we are working with Greater Things for Greater Boston, Bethel AME Church, Boston, The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Emmanuel Gospel Center, and The Boston Public Schools Office of Engagement to co-sponsor a FREE evening with Nicole Baker Fulgham, the President & Founder of The Expectations Project. We had the pleasure of meeting Nicole at the Trinity Institute back in January and we’re thrilled to be able to collaborate on this event.
Come hear how church-school partnerships are making a difference across the country. Learn how your congregation can become an effective advocate for educational equity for all children. Meet and connect with others who share your dream of excellent public schools for all children. We invite churches that are already engaged in school partnerships as well as churches that are interested in exploring one to attend. CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
6:00 P.M. Dinner and Guided Conversations
6:45 P.M. Reflection and Resources for Our Work
7:15 P.M. Presentation by Nicole Baker Fulgham
8:00 P.M. Q&A
8:30 P.M. Adjourn
About Nicole Baker Fulgham:
Nicole Baker Fulgham is the founder and president of The Expectations Project and the author of Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can – and Should – Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids (Brazos Press, April 2013).
A native of Detroit, Nicole graduated from the University of Michigan and joined Teach For America where she taught fifth grade in Compton, California. Nicole received her doctorate in education from UCLA with a focus on urban education policy and teacher preparation. She joined the national staff of Teach For America, where she held several key leadership roles, including Vice President of New Site Development, Vice President of Teacher Training and Support and Vice President of Faith Community Relations.
Nicole is a Mind Trust Education Entrepreneur Fellow and a Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellow. She speaks at national faith-based and education conferences, has appeared on CNN and ABC News and authored several articles about educational equity. Christianity Today Magazine featured Nicole as One to Watch and also named her one of the 50 Women Leaders Influencing the Church and Culture. Nicole serves on the board of several non-profit organizations and lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and their three children.
About The Expectations Project:
We believe that every child in the United States deserves a high quality public school. We believe that children in low-income communities can achieve at high levels. The evidence is overwhelming. We can alter the current reality if we muster the necessary public will and enlist more people to work for systemic change. We believe people of faith are uniquely positioned to help close the achievement gap. We have inherent religious principles and beliefs that call us to help improve the lives of those who are struggling. But our faith principles also firmly reinforce the inherent, God-given potential in each individual – regardless of their racial or socio-economic background. We can focus on what’s possible and work to ensure an excellent education for all children in public schools. We believe in ecumenicalism. We are committed to working with all faith traditions, and all denominations. As a unified community of faith we can help close the achievement gap and ensure that every child receives an extraordinary education.