In my experience as a state and national presenter, I cannot say enough of my positive experience as a presenter and learner at NECPA. There are just so many important educational topics that need to be addressed, and NECPA nailed it, with presentations ranging from disabilities and higher education, generational challenges and best practices for non-traditional students in higher education. The staff and board members were hospitable, courteous and positively involved from start to finish. With their informative and involved presence, I am even encouraged to inquire of their board and participate where available. The work as educators we do is so important in closing the achievement gap and opening up student access. I urge all educators to reach out to your local NECPA and national board about how you can make a difference.