Brief Program Summary: Black liberation has been stolen and suppressed since our nation’s
founding. Though there have been some structural and symbolic changes to acknowledge their
human dignity, Black people’s essentialness to our country’s development, and their belonging
within it, has not yet been fully realized. This is acutely seen in the American education system.
The unjust realities that our Black children face inside of classrooms and schools has sustained
a nationwide pandemic of low expectations, a school-to-prison pipeline, and the abhorrent loss of
Black brilliance. pilotED Schools has, and will continue to, change this. Through our liberatory
education model, we continue to iterate our Identity curriculum, expand our school sites, and hone
our educator development model to transform the American education system for children in
Indianapolis and beyond so every student in America achieves thriving excellence, regardless of
their race or ethnicity.
Success Metrics: Success Metrics: – Programmatic Expansion: pilotED began as an after-school program, and
now exists as a school model with daily Identity classes that all students engage in
– Student Success: TransformED’s national survey illustrates that pilotED School’s students rank
as the highest in resilience and are top-ranked in empathy and social-and-emotional
comprehension among a national survey of schools.