FaithActs for Education was founded in October 2014 when a group of Bridgeport pastors, led by Pastor William McCullough, demanded a seat at the table. We are people of faith building power to get our children the education they deserve. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to graduate from college, take care of their family, and fulfill their God-given potential.
For years, education reforms have been imposed on communities of color without their input or agency. FaithActs is working to change this dynamic. Together with faith communities, we build relationships, leaders, and power through community organizing and civic engagement to improve education and opportunity for our children – and we’re making an impact.
To date, we’ve secured millions of dollars in additional local and state funding for Bridgeport Public Schools, secured state approval and funding for new schools of choice, prevented busing cuts for more than 2,300 elementary school students, strengthened the Bridgeport Board of Education’s governing practices, and recently turned out 840 voters in Bridgeport’s November 2018 election.
And we’re just getting started. Now in our fifth year of operations, FaithActs has embarked on an ambitious three-year growth plan that positions us for even greater impact in Connecticut and beyond. Highlights of our plan include: establishing a voting bloc that will fill the margin of victory in Bridgeport’s statewide primaries and local elections; expanding our grassroots organizing into two other Connecticut cities to generate more leverage and influence at the state-level; sharing our model and lessons with faith communities across the country; and doubling the size of our team.
FaithActs for Education was founded in October 2014 when a group of Bridgeport pastors, led by Pastor William McCullough, demanded a seat at the table. We are people of faith building power to get our children the education they deserve. We…