Why join NPEA?
As a member of NPEA, you, your organization, and/or your school will benefit from participation in a learning community of peers committed to increasing access to educational opportunities for underrepresented youth.
The top 2 reasons members join NPEA: 1) to share best practices and; 2) to grow as professionals in the field.
Join NPEA Today:
Please review the descriptions below and click on the title of the appropriate member type to complete our online application form. If you have any questions about which member category to select, please contact Zeva Levine, NPEA Member Services Senior Associate.
Renew with NPEA:
Are you a current NPEA member looking to renew? For any/all of the membership categories noted (below), please complete our Member Renewal online form. Need help with your login information, or want to pay over the phone? Please email Zeva at email@example.com or call (617) 939-5038.
Membership Categories and Fees:
$165-$895 membership fees
Description: nonprofit organizations and school-based programs that work to provide and expand educational opportunities for underrepresented students (e.g., academic enrichment, mentoring, college prep programs)
For an Operating Budget…
Under $299,999 = $165 fee
Between $300,000 to $699,999 = $385 fee
Between $700,000 to $999,999 = $625 fee
Above $1,000,000 = $895 fee
Umbrella Organizational Members:
$895 membership fee
Description: Umbrella Organizations are typically the headquarters of a national network of schools (charter, independent, private, or public), nonprofit organizations, and/or school-based programs that work to provide and expand educational opportunities for underrepresented students (e.g., academic enrichment, mentoring, college prep programs)
Affiliates of Umbrella Members:
$130-$720 membership fees
Description: Affiliate members are typically the individual locations/sites of a current Umbrella Organizational member of NPEA
NPEA is pleased to offer Affiliate members 20% off our standard Organizational Membership dues (above).
Dues are thus based on each affiliate organization’s operating budget according to the following scale:
For an Operating Budget…
Under $299,999 = $130 fee
Between $300,000 to $699,999 = $305 fee
Between $700,000 to $999,999 = $500 fee
Above $1,000,000 = $720 fee
$895-$1,325 membership fees
Description: college preparatory schools (independent, public, and charter), colleges, and universities
Independent, public, and charter schools: $895
Colleges and universities with under 14,999 student enrollment: $935
Colleges and universities with over 15,000 student enrollment: $1,325
$1,325 membership fee
Description: corporations, businesses, foundations, and associations committed to NPEA’s mission
$165 membership fee
Description: educators, nonprofit professionals, and others interested in supporting NPEA’s mission and participating in the NPEA community
Please note criteria for individual members:
1) Individual Members are members not currently affiliated with an NPEA member or other similar NPEA eligible organization or school.
2) Young Education Professionals: for those in college, graduate school, or under age 30, the individual membership fee is $120.
*NOTE: To join as a Young Education Professional, please email Zeva for the discount code.
What our members are saying about NPEA:
“NPEA has served as such a valuable resource and tool for the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust. The topics in your newsletters really keep us informed about what organizations in other cities are doing to support educational access, and allows me to ensure that Baltimore is keeping pace. I am inspired by the work of other organizations, and challenged to find ways to translate what they are doing in their cities to what we can be doing at B.E.S.T. The staff at NPEA are so accessible and supportive whenever I need to reach out to them for information, and their enthusiasm to make sure I have the resources I need makes me feel that I have a collaborative partner. I have recommended this organization to other groups who are newly forming and told them that it is easier when NPEA is part of your team.”
– Amy John, former Executive Director, Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T.)
“Our participation in NPEA has absolutely helped us question how and what we are doing and either reaffirm best practices or consider modifications to programming. Knowing what else is happening the field of educational access through NPEA has been beneficial to our work, and ultimately to our students.”
– Anonymous, Annual Member Satisfaction Survey