NPEA Highlights

The National Partnership for Educational Access is a membership association for organizations, programs, and institutions that are committed to educational access for underrepresented students. NPEA has 300+ members in 34 states and the Bahamas who, in total, serve 250,000 students every year.

In 2015…

  • NPEA hosted its 7th annual conference, Improving Outcomes: 360 Perspectives on Educational Access, in Philadelphia, with more than 300 attendees from across the country.
  • More than 250 education professionals attended NPEA regional gatherings and local events across the country (in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago, and Boston).
  • NPEA hosted 7 webinars on topics ranging from foundation fundraising to supporting undocumented students on the path to college. More than 150 college access professionals from across the country took advantage of these learning opportunities.
  • NPEA Data Counts, a new initiative for 2015, identified 10 key indicators of college access and success for underrepresented students. More than 50% of eligible member organizations participated in submitting their program data, and we received a $25,000 grant from The Klingenstein Fund to continue our work on NPEA Data Counts.

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