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: to share best practices and 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 Associate.


Membership Categories and Fees:

Organizational Members:
$150-$820 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 = $150 fee
Between $300,000 to $699,999 = $350 fee
Between $700,000 to $999,999 = $570 fee
Above $1,000,000 = $820 fee


Umbrella Organizational Members:
$820 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:

$120-$656 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 = $120 fee
Between $300,000 to $699,999 = $280 fee
Between $700,000 to $999,999 = $456 fee
Above $1,000,000 = $656 fee



Supporting Institutions:
$820-$1,200 membership fees

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

Independent, public, and charter schools: $820
Colleges and universities with under 14,999 student enrollment: $850
Colleges and universities with over 15,000 student enrollment: $1,200



Supporting Members:
$1,200 membership fee

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



Supporting Individuals:
$150 membership fee

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 $110.

*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, 2012 Annual Member Satisfaction Survey