Core Values

NPEA members are united in their commitment to the following core values which define how we approach educational access and success, frame how we collectively serve underrepresented students, and are critical to our success in strengthening the path to and through college and beyond.


We advocate for opportunity and access to high-quality education for all students, which empowers students, families, and communities to thrive and succeed.


We promote diversity and inclusion in all schools, programs, and learning communities.

Professional Development: 

We provide and support opportunities for high-quality professional development through the sharing of resources, best practices, and innovative approaches.


We develop and recognize leaders in the field who strengthen communities, support access and opportunity, and empower students to lead.


We measure our impact through data collection, analysis, and evaluation in order to support ongoing, rigorous program improvement and positive students outcomes.


Our NPEA members share these core values as a community, and we encourage you to Join NPEA, explore our Member Benefits, and view our Job Board for ways to get involved.