Did You Know…

  • NPEA is a membership association for organizations, programs, and institutions that are committed to educational access for underserved students.
  • NPEA has more than 340 members in 36 states.
  • NPEA organizational members collectively serve more than 500,000 students nationwide.
  • NPEA members are located in major cities across the United States such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Snapshot of Students Served

  • The majority of NPEA member programs target youth from lower income families.*
  • 72% of students served during the 2016-2017 school year come from families in which parents did not attend college.*
  • 82% of students served during the 2016-2017 school year are eligible for free and reduced price lunch.*
  • The majority of students served by NPEA member programs are students of color.*

NPEA is an initiative of The Steppingstone Foundation.

*Data compiled from NPEA member annual survey.