Education. Empowerment. Equality.
The Alice Paul Institute (API) is a non-profit organization based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. API was founded in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation to commemorate the centennial of Paul’s 1885 birth. It was an all-volunteer effort until 2000. Today, eight paid staff, dozens of volunteers, and a board of directors work together to make the organization’s leadership development, civic engagement, and historic preservation work a success.
API furthers the legacy of Alice Paul and her life’s work for gender equality, and also takes a leadership role in bringing recognition to women and the organizations and historic sites that honor them. Headquartered within a National Historic Landmark, the organization is a model of adaptive reuse of a historic site that now hosts a vibrant menu of leadership development and civic engagement programs. These offerings use the rich history and potential of women+ leaders to inspire young people to make a difference in their communities.
Alice Paul was the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century. Born on January 11, 1885 to Quaker parents in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Alice Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women.
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