Alice Paul Institute, Inc. (API) is a forward-thinking nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation organization based in Mt. Laurel, NJ, whose mission is to honor the legacy of suffragist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) and her work for gender equality through education and leadership development initiatives. Housed at Alice Paul’s birthplace and family home (Paulsdale), which is a National Historic Landmark (c.1805) on 6 acres of protected land in a suburban neighborhood, API focuses on achieving full gender equality for all through:
● Educating the public about Alice Paul’s work and complex history, and by preserving Paulsdale as a historic site and active center for feminist programs.
● Providing leadership development programs and opportunities – both in person and online – for individuals identifying as female, particularly girls ages 8-18.
● Continuing the work to realize full gender equality under the law, in part by advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment, Alice Paul’s signature piece of legislation.
API was founded in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation to commemorate the centennial of Alice Paul’s 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. We are proud to take a leadership role in bringing recognition to organizations and historic sites that honor women.
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