Mission: The Alice Paul Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. It was founded in 1984 by a group of dedicated volunteers to commemorate the centennial of Alice Paul's 1885 birth and to further her legacy. The mission of the Alice Paul Institute is to honor Alice Paul's legacy by: educating the public about her life, preserving historic Paulsdale, developing future leaders, and achieving women's equality.
Geographic areas served: Central and Southern New Jersey
Programs: The alice paul institute is headquartered at paulsdale, the birthplace and childhood home of nj suffragist alice paul and a national historic landmark. Alice paul led the final campaign to win the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote in 1920 and authored the equal rights amendment in 1923. She dedicated her life to the struggle for equality worldwide. Api's mission is to educate the public about the life and work of alice paul, preserve her home, and develop future leaders through education and leadership programs. We offer a menu of history programs for students of all ages and tours and presentations for the general public. Api's leadership programs are designed for girls ages 10 through 18 and teach leadership skills through women role models in history. Our programs currently serve students in the south jersey and se pennsylvania regions. The organization is in the planning stages to expand programs throughout nj and beyond the region through distance learning technology.
I have been involved with the Alice Paul Institute as a volunteer, board member, and donor for many years and the organization has continued to do exceptional work. Their mission - to promote full gender equality through education, development and empowerment of leaders - is being accomplished through their many programs which preserve Paulsdale, the birthplace of Alice Stokes Paul (suffragist and author of the Equal Rights Amendment), educate people about her life and work, and develop future women leaders. Under the guidance of new Executive Director Lucienne Beard, API is expanding its presence as a force for gender equality at a time when efforts are sorely needed. I can definitely say that through my affiliation with Alice Paul Institute, I've become a better, more conscientious leader - and I hope through my continued donations to help other women and girls achieve their leadership goals.