Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity Unites Us


We believe diversity brings us together. It inspires us to respect the experiences and perspectives of others. Diversity encompasses much more than culture, race, and religion.

We believe in diversity of thought, life experiences, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, abilities, veteran status, socioeconomic background, and much more.

Our commitment to inclusiveness helps create both clinical and classroom learning environments that are innovative and intimate, so students and educators are valued and appreciated for the different viewpoints they share each day. 

“NAPCA is a place where the brightest minds from different communities across the globe come together to explore college and careers, identify their core values and interests, ask questions, and prepare to make an impact on the world. We want to draw our students from all backgrounds, and create an environment in which they learn from each other and are comfortable with each other.”

Dr. Aaron W. Smith

President & CEO, NAPCA Foundation

In Our DNA

When the NAPCA Foundation was founded in 2009 its guiding mission was to “close the college and career aspirations – attainment gap for all students. Since our founding, NAPCA has continued to be recognized for its unwavering commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.

In Our Classrooms

We have purposely assembled a dedicated team that reflects our definition of diversity. Our team is multifaceted, with roots in diverse communities nationwide. Together, they have created the foundation of the coursework and teaching philosophy.

In Our Community

When you join our community, you’re also making a commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. You’ll be asked to help uphold the school’s values by recognizing and embracing the benefits of diversity. You can contribute by helping to make the school an environment that engages diverse individuals and encourages them to share their unique points of view.