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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 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. 


National Summit for Educational Equity
Advocates for Equity
April 26-29, 2021
Pre-Conference April 20-22, 2021

New! Professional Development 90 Minute Virtual Workshops

NAPE has developed three 90-minute professional learning webinars to support educators to build community with students and parents as we close this school year and prepare for summer and fall.

What messages are we as educators receiving? What messages are we sending students and parents? Culture shapes our beliefs and biases about people and informs our communication. Often without realization, we communicate biases through small, subtle, unconscious yet powerful messages called micromessages. This interactive session will explore strategies to employ the power of micromessages to build community with students and their families now and in the future.

Effective distance learning requires a personalized approach, using the natural learning process to achieve mastery experiences – the belief a person holds about their ability to complete a specific task. Mastery experiences are the major contributor to self-efficacy.  Relationships and effective feedback promote mastery experiences. Join us in a conversation to learn from the current environment and apply this learning to build self-efficacy for educators, parents and students going forward.

Distance learning spotlights the need for cultural competency. Understanding and respecting other cultures is paramount to serving the wide range of students in our schools. How do we achieve authentic engagement valuing student, family, and community experiences? Through this interactive session, participants will determine their next steps to cultural proficiency, converting learning from COVID-19 into equitable practices.

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.

The Latest from NAPE's Blog

Programs Specialist Job Opening

Position Description The Programs Specialist is a committed equity advocate, skilled facilitator, and experienced curriculum writer. This individual is an important part of the Programs Team who partners with educational and workforce institutions to shift mindsets and build internal capacity

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Director of Programs Job Opening

Position Description The Director of Programs is an educational equity expert, skilled facilitator and instructor, passionate and engaging storyteller, and effective leader and manager. This person will oversee and lead the Programs Team for NAPE, including Professional Development, Research and

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Briefing on Racial Disparities in Maternal Health Outcome

On November 13, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a virtual briefing to examine the federal role in addressing racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, including negative pregnancy-related health outcomes and pregnancy-related

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