National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, Inc. (NAPE) was chartered in 1990 in response to the states’ need for support in carrying out the vocational equity duties prescribed in federal legislation. In reality, however, NAPE’s roots came from a group of dedicated State Sex Equity Coordinators who eleven years earlier formed a committee to sponsor an annual, national sex equity conference. As the conferences grew and the group’s leadership developed, the need for a more structured organization became apparent. In 1988, a planning committee was established to organize a “National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity.”

NAPE was first housed at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE) then moved to the offices of Brustein & Manasevit in Washington, D.C. in 1995. In 2000 the national office moved from Washington, D.C., to Cochranville, Pennsylvania where it currently resides.





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