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Become a Community Ally

Community Allies are the friends, parents and community members who believe that every student in North Carolina, regardless of family income or place of residence, deserves a quality education.

The Community Ally membership was created to provide a way for non-educators and  the public at large to support NCAE’s mission to increase opportunities for students in their communities. 

NCAE calls on Community Allies to educate those in their personal and professional networks about the challenges facing public education in America, to engage with local and national government to advocate for policies that guarantee an equal opportunity for all students to succeed, and to support pro–public education candidates for office. 

Through NCAE Community Ally Membership, you can demonstrate your commitment to the growing movement of educators, parents, and tens of thousands of allies, just like you, in every state demanding the public schools our students deserve. No other professional organization does more for students and educators.

We are stronger when we work together. Joining as a community ally is the best way to advocate for our nation’s public schools. Become a community ally for $25 and join us. 

For just $25 annually you'll receive:

  • The NCAE Community Ally membership
  • Members-only invitations to NCAE activities that build support for public education, educators, and racial and social justice in education

Complete your application today!

Individuals are eligible for NCAE Community Ally membership only if they are not eligible for any other NEA membership category or state or local affiliate membership. 


An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.