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.

For a complete list of member benefits, please visit our member benefits page, and you may also view a list of current members.

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.


*Please Note: In order to maintain its level of service to members, NPEA has reviewed its operating costs and the commitment to our current and future work. As a result, we are implementing modest membership dues increases for all our membership categories.

Our #1 commitment is in providing valuable and critical benefits to our membership. NPEA continues to be a non-profit focused on access, and this shift is in accordance with industry standards regarding member dues increases for associations.

The increase in membership dues will be effective July 1, 2017. Dues revenue allows us to continue to effectively serve the needs of the NPEA membership, providing you with the quality programs and service you have come to expect.

To preview this shift, please review the new dues amounts in parentheses below.

Membership Categories and Fees:

Organizational Members:
$150-$820 membership fees ($165-$895 after July 1)

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 = $150 fee ($165 after July 1)
Between $300,000 to $699,999 = $350 fee ($385 after July 1)
Between $700,000 to $999,999 = $570 fee ($625 after July 1)
Above $1,000,000 = $820 fee ($895 after July 1)


Umbrella Organizational Members:
$820 membership fee ($895 after July 1)

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:

$120-$656 membership fees ($130-$720 after July 1)

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 = $120 fee ($130 after July 1)
Between $300,000 to $699,999 = $280 fee ($305 after July 1)
Between $700,000 to $999,999 = $456 fee ($500 after July 1)
Above $1,000,000 = $656 fee ($720 after July 1)



Supporting Institutions:
$820-$1,200 membership fees ($895-$1,325 after July 1)

Description: college preparatory schools (independent, public, and charter), colleges, and universities

Independent, public, and charter schools: $820 ($895 after July 1)
Colleges and universities with under 14,999 student enrollment: $850 ($935 after July 1)
Colleges and universities with over 15,000 student enrollment: $1,200 ($1,325 after July 1)



Supporting Members:
$1,200 membership fee ($1,325 after July 1)

Description: corporations, businesses, foundations, and associations committed to NPEA’s mission



Supporting Individuals:
$150 membership fee ($165 after July 1)

Description: educators, nonprofit professionals, and others interested in supporting NPEA’s mission and participating in the NPEA community

Please note new criteria for individual members as of 10/1/15:
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 will be $120.

*NOTE: To join as a Young Education Professional, please email Zeva for the discount code.


Renewing Members:

Click here to renew your membership today.

 

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