Black Teacher Project

Every child deserves a black teacher.

The Black Teacher Project (BTP) focuses on sustaining, recruiting, and developing Black teachers. Our vision is that all children have access to a well-prepared, well-supported Black teaching force that reflects the diversity and excellence of Black people in the United States.

The first step to having more Black teachers is retention of existing teachers while developing school sites that are welcoming and sustainable for Black teachers. BTP programs provide Black teachers with community, sustainability practices, support in navigating systems (and sometimes hostile environments), and training in culturally relevant pedagogy.

View all upcoming Black Teacher Project events in the SF Bay Area, Chicago, and New York.

The Black Teacher Project is a program of the National Equity Project’s Center for Equity Leadership. Visit to learn more about Black Teacher Project resources and programming.