Numerous organizations are committed to increasing the number of college educated individuals in our nation’s workforce and are working on a national level to increase underrepresented students' access to higher education. To advance systemic change, OEP has built relationships with several national organizations including:
AISES works to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders.
Relationship: AISP, MESA
Excelencia in Education strives to track and inform policymakers and institutional leaders who promote practices that support higher educational achievement for Latino students.
HACU promotes Hispanic success in higher education by improving the access to and quality of education for Hispanic students through working with member colleges and other relevant institutions.
Relationship: UCSB is a member of HACU
MAES was established to promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.
MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization that promotes social change through advocacy and litigation in areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
Relationship: Pathways, AISP, MESA and other community partners are involved in Parent School Partnership trainings
NALEO is the nation's leading nonprofit organization that aids in the participation of Latinos in the American political process.
NCAN works to build and strengthen communities that are committed to college access so that all students in postsecondary school, especially those that are underrepresented, can have tangible educational opportunity.
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) works nationwide to develop and strengthen broad-based partnerships throughout the education continuum, from early childhood through postsecondary education.
NIEA advocates for education based on tribal cultures, enhancing tribal sovereignty, and full participation in the educational process for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people.
NSBE is one of the largest student-run organizations in the US that focuses on improving the recruitment and education of African American engineering students.
The Pathways to College Network is an alliance of national organizations that advances college opportunities for underserved students by raising public awareness, supporting innovative research, and promoting evidence-based policies and practices.
SACNAS is a community of scientists determined to increase representation of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in scientific education and exploration.
SHPE's primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science.
The White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics works towards providing advice and guidance to the secretary of education on issues related to the education of the Hispanic community.