At NCPIE, our mission is simple: to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children's education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of all our nation's young people.

How We Make a Difference

Our coalition seeks to:

  • Serve as a visible representative for strong parent and family involvement initiatives at the national level.
  • Conduct activities that involve the coalition's member organizations and their affiliates and constituencies in efforts to increase family involvement.
  • Provide resources and legislative information that can help member organizations promote parent and family involvement.

Our History

NCPIE was founded in 1980, at the initiative of what was then the National School Volunteer Program (now National Association for Partners in Education), with funding from the Ford Foundation and Union Carbide. From the outset, the participating organizations included parent organizations and advocacy groups as well as national education organizations representing teachers and administrators. The group has been meeting monthly ever since to monitor legislation, initiate projects, and share information and ideas about research, programs, and policies.

In addition, NCPIE has sponsored luncheon seminars, three national conferences, and an annual review. For the latest information from our members, check out the NCPIE Update. For a complete catalog of resources, go to our Resources page.





* indicates individuals actively participating in NCPIE whose organizations are not members


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