By spearheading groundbreaking initiatives that highlight, uplift, and restore the narratives of Black and Brown voices, Project Ready empowers communities to reshape harmful policies and demand social justice.

Project Ready launched in 2018 as a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization devoted to protecting and expanding high-quality education in urban communities through increased voter turnout and civic engagement. We believe that community members deserve the right to involve themselves in an electoral process that will yield excellent schools for their children.

Since then, Project Ready has expanded as an organization that not only works to ensure high-quality education for students, but engages with the broader intersection of social justice, public health, educational inequities, and civic engagement to holistically improve life outcomes for our community members.

We strive to create a world in which no community is left voiceless. We believe all community members, from children to adults, should be civically educated and have proper access to voting practices; thereby being powered to disrupt systems.

Ready to Activate

We build and support local advocacy efforts to achieve policy wins that promote excellent schools by:
Training local organizers
Supporting local organizers’ efforts to build and implement a culture of advocacy in the community
Generate new ways of building long term and sustainable advocacy strength throughout communities

Ready to Lead

We partner with the community to reimagine students' remote and in-person learning opportunities by investing in advocacy campaigns.
Addressing the Digital Divide: The Coronavirus pandemic and the recent wave of racial and social injustices have illustrated just how wide, and how systemic, the opportunity gap is in communities like Newark. In particular, these two current crises have demonstrated that opportunities to learn by accessing the requisite tools and technology are incredibly limited for many within our community.

Ready to Vote

We help communities build an engaged and civically educated voting base by working with community members and local organizations to increase community members’ understanding of:
Basic civics
The state of local schools
Policies that impact local schools


Interested in working with Project Ready? Learn about our open positions.

Contact Project Ready

Phone Number
1 Gateway Center Ste. 2600, Newark, NJ 07102