NPEA
A NATIONAL NETWORK PAVING THE WAY TO COLLEGE FOR UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS

The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) is a membership association for programs and schools that provide underrepresented students with academic preparation, placement services and counseling, and ongoing support to ensure enrollment at and graduation from college.

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Discover the benefits of joining a national network dedicated to college access

Once you join NPEA, you become part of a learning community of peers committed to increasing access to educational opportunities for underrepresented students. The two top reasons members join: to share best practices and grow as professionals in the field.

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PARTNERING TO IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL ACCESS FOR STUDENTS NATIONWIDE

NPEA members encompass nonprofit programs; independent, public, and charter schools; colleges, universities, and others committed to increasing educational opportunities and improving college access for underrepresented students. 

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Annual Meetings Across the U.S. Gather Leaders and Practitioners in the Field

The NPEA conference is an opportunity for networking, professional development, and best practice exchanges with professional peers and experts from across the country. 

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Building Better Pathways to College

Mission

The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) is a membership organization that connects the people, practices, and innovations essential for eliminating barriers to educational access and college and career success for underserved students.

Vision

Working together, our members make it possible for all students to access high-quality learning opportunities and to thrive at every phase of their unique educational journeys.

“NPEA has offered us an unparalleled opportunity to connect with colleagues around the country who are committed to cultivating the dreams of young people.”

Jay Davis, Program Officer for School Outreach
Director, First Year Student Enrichment Program, Dartmouth College

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