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NEA members and leadership in a school classroom

About NEA

Purpose and Power in Community
NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States. We bring the expertise, drive, and dedication of 3 million educators and allies to advancing justice and excellence in public education.
Our 3 million members bring their experiences working at every level of education to shape our organization and impact. Here’s who we are and how we do it.

Our Mission, Vision, & Values

We are as diverse as the students we represent, but united in our purpose: championing justice and excellence in public education.

Our Leaders

Three million members elect 9,000 delegates–who elect NEA's top officers, debate issues, and set NEA policy. Here are your leaders, making your voice heard.

Our Members

From Atlanta to Albuquerque, Hartford to Honolulu, we support students in all roles and responsibilities. The result? An Association as strong and diverse as its communities.

Governance & Policies

Help us shape NEA’s policies and strategic direction to build capacity, advance opportunities, and secure the environment for students, educators, and families.


We partner with communities, parents, coalitions, and students to build equitable systems, so every student has what they need, when they need it.

Contact Us

Send us a message, invite an NEA leader to speak at your events, change your address and more.

Grants & Funding

NEA helps members and affiliates get the resources they need to grow as professionals, activists, and organization leaders.
Member Matthew Powell
I want to remind all of us of the influence and power we have in the lives of our students, in our schools, and our communities. That power is available to each and every one of us, every day.
Quote by: Matthew Powell, Custodian Supervisor, Kentucky Education Association
Leadership Summit

National Leadership Summit

NEA's annual National Leadership Summit helps to develop activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions.

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
National Education Association

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.