Education. Empowerment. Equality.

The Alice Paul Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey at Alice Paul’s birthplace, Paulsdale. API was founded in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation to commemorate the centennial of Alice Paul’s 1885 birth. It was an all-volunteer effort until 2000. Today, seven paid staff, dozens of volunteers, and a board of directors oversee the Institute’s activities. 

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 organizations and historic sites that honor women. Headquartered at Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark, the building is a model of adaptive reuse of a historic site that now hosts a vibrant menu of leadership development programs that use the rich history and potential of women leaders to inspire young people to make a difference in their schools and communities.

Alice Paul

Feminist. Suffragist.
Political Strategist.

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.

See what's coming up

One person can make a difference.

Support the Alice Paul Institute

With your financial and in-kind support the Alice Paul Institute pursues three primary goals:

  • Preserve and maintain Paulsdale, Alice Paul’s family home, as an historical and community resource for future generations.
  • Offer educational, leadership development, and civic engagement events open to a diverse constituency.
  • Advocate for equality and the full ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which Alice Paul authored.
  • Sign up for our newsletter