National Council for Community and Education Partnerships

  • District of Columbia


1331 H Street, NW
Suite 900
District of Columbia
United States

About Us

The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) is a national, nonprofit association committed to increasing academic achievement and access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students. NCCEP’s mission is to build the capacity of communities to ensure that underserved students have the opportunity, skills and knowledge to successfully pursue the education and training that will enable them to achieve their career and life goals. We work towards a future where all students are empowered and equipped with the education and training needed to succeed in a diverse and global society.

Toward this end, NCCEP brings together colleges and universities with local K–12 schools, parent groups, businesses, government agencies, foundations, and community-based organizations to create systemic change in education. NCCEP provides leadership, advocacy, professional development, and technical assistance to college access practitioners. The primary program and constituency NCCEP serves is the federally-funded Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative. For more information, visit