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2022 National Summit for Educational Equity
“Pathways to an Equitable Workforce”

April 25-28, 2022

We are the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)

Providing equity leadership and capacity building to transform education and workforce systems.


NAPE is the nation's leading professional alliance for access, equity, and diversity in education, training, and careers. Membership types include state agencies, affiliate organizations, and individual professionals.

Professional Development

Our research-based, strategy-driven professional development services equip educators with tools to address equitable learning environments, career readiness, and student success.

Public Policy

NAPE’s Public Policy team continuously tracks legislation that addresses access, equity, and diversity in classrooms and the workplace. We follow a diverse array of legislation, ranging from education to immigration to welfare policy.

Equity in CTE & STEM Root Causes and Strategies: A Call to Action

Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pathways offer access to high-skill, high-wage, in-demand careers, yet disparities persist by gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic, and disability status. There are many root causes for the disparities, and it can be challenging to know where to start to influence change. We can help!

Equity in CTE and STEM Root Causes and Strategies: A Call to Action is our latest publication.

It includes a literature summary and an infographic framework of an ecosystem for equity in CTE and STEM. We use an intersectional lens to examine how individual learners are affected by the dynamics within education, careers, and community, offering a wealth of insights into specific and overlapping root causes. The snapshot of current theories and evidence-based strategies identifies and addresses the structures, practices, and biases that must shift to promote equity and sustainable change.

We hope this Call to Action helps you evaluate your assumptions, biases, practices, and equity strategies. Read more >>

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Using Collective Impact to Broaden Participation in STEM and CTE through a Multi-State Systems Approach

In 2017, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation (NAPE) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to implement the Intermountain STEM network (IM STEM). IM STEM included stakeholders from government, business, education, and communities across six states (Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) who represented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, career and technical education (CTE), and workforce development. IM STEM used a collective impact model to create systems changes in state-level agencies and organizations to provide diverse students access and opportunities for STEM and CTE success.

Strategies for Special Population Success

NAPE has completed a literature review, compiled effective practices and identified organizations with particular expertise to support development of your Perkins Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and Local Application, and to assist state agencies in providing effective technical assistance to better serve each of nine student groups.

Equity Leadership Academy for States

NAPE developed the Equity Leadership Academy for States to help member education agencies guide postsecondary systems in their states to make Perkins V more effective and sustainable.

Make the Future™, Connecting Girls to Manufacturing

NAPE is providing effective, free strategies, tools, and collateral to help educators encourage more diverse females to take part in STEM education and increase diversity in the advanced manufacturing workforce.

Perkins V Activities and Resources Available

Looking for information and help with planning and implementing Perkins V? Visit our Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act page for upcoming activities and resources related to Perkins V. 

Many Facets

America’s Women Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

In celebration of America’s 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement and the enactment of the 19th Amendment, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), in conjunction with its partners and essay contributors, is proud to present an anthology of inspiring essays by a diverse group of women regarding the enactment of the 19th Amendment entitled, Many Facets: America’s Women Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Highlights from NAPE's Blog

NAPE and High-Tech High Heels

Watch this one-minute video on the impact of NAPE’s work with Mesquite ISD. The video is a thank you to High-Tech High Heels for their sustained support of NAPE programs in North Texas in celebration of their 20th year dedicated to increasing the

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