Save the Date!
April 25-28, 2022
National Summit for Educational Equity
"Pathways to an Equitable Workforce"
Award recipients will be recognized throughout the virtual 2022 National Summit for Educational Equity. We invite you to submit a nomination!

Nominations are due by Dec 13, 2021, so don’t delay!

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 >>

Download Call to Action

Policy Opportunities to Promote Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education

Policy Opportunities to Promote Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education is a new NAPE resource developed in partnership with YES! Youth Employment Solutions Center and TASH, an international leader in disability advocacy. The publication is a great resource for special education and career and technical education (CTE) advocates to understand and take action on the provisions in Perkins V that support increasing the participation of students with disabilities in CTE.

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. 

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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Associate Director of Public Policy Job Opening

Organizational Profile The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a membership-based consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations committed to the advancement of access, equity, and diversity in classrooms and workplaces. The NAPE Education Foundation,

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NAPE Announces Chief Executive Officer Candidate Search

Incorporated in 1995 as a 501(c)6, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is the nation’s leading professional alliance committed to building the capacity of educators to increase student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. NAPE is a membership-based

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