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Community Allies

Community Allies are the friends, parents, and community members who believe that every student in America, regardless of family income or place of residence, deserves a quality education.
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NEA allies have been crucial to winning support for education and racial and social justice across the country.

The Community Ally membership was created in 2019 to provide a way for the public at large to support NEA’s mission to increase student achievement in their communities.

NEA calls on Community Allies to educate those in their personal and professional networks about the challenges facing public education in America, to engage with local and national government to advocate for policies that guarantee an equal opportunity for all students to succeed, and to support pro–public education candidates for office.

Through NEA Community Ally Membership, you can demonstrate your commitment to the growing movement of educators, parents, and tens of thousands of allies, just like you, in every state demanding the public schools our students deserve. No other professional organization does more for students and educators.

We are stronger when we work together. Joining as a Community Ally is the best way to advocate for our nation’s public schools. Become a Community Ally for $25 and join us.

For just $25 annually you'll receive:

  • The NEA Community Ally membership
  • Access to the NEA Today magazine for members
  • Members-only invitations to NEA activities that build support for public education, educators, and racial and social justice in education
  • Community Ally access to the NEA Discount Marketplace. You will earn cash back when you shop and save on brand-name merchandise from over 2,500 top retailers, online stores, and local restaurants and more. As a member, you will get member-exclusive deals and more Cash Back with each purchase than non-members. To learn more, please visit

Individuals are eligible for NEA Community Ally membership only if they are not eligible for any other NEA membership category or state or local affiliate membership. (Questions about eligibility? Please contact Community Ally Support.)

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We need to dismantle unjust systems. We need to fully fund public schools. We need to hold our elected leaders accountable to our communities. And we need your help to make it happen.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.