About Us

NAPE’s Vision: Every person is able to fulfill his or her potential through equal access to and equity in educational options that lead to the entire spectrum of career choices.

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations. Through its four lines of business—professional development, technical assistance, research and evaluation, and advocacy—NAPE strives to achieve its mission of building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. Read our 2015/2016 Annual Report.

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NAPE and its Education Foundation share a mission, vision, and values.

Shared Mission

We build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.

Shared Vision

Every person is able to fulfill their potential through equal access to and equity in educational options that lead to the entire spectrum of career choices.

Shared Values

  • Research-based approaches to program development and public policy using data to drive effective implementation.
  • Responsiveness to the changing needs of the educational community and stakeholders.
  • Innovative solutions to deliver cutting-edge equity strategies in an ever-changing learning environment.
  • Collaborative efforts to engage with a wide range of partners to reach students in STEM, CTE, and special populations.

 

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History

NAPE’s roots came from a group of dedicated state sex equity coordinators who, in 1979, formed a committee to sponsor an annual national sex equity conference. Read more here.