Associations

Education, Child Care & Family Services

  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

    As the world's largest fitness educator, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) delivers comprehensive cognitive and practical education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. AFAA upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice.
    http://www.afaa.com/
  • After-School All-Stars

    A non-profit organization servicing students after-school in academics, sports, and enrichments. We are always looking for activity leaders in various backgrounds to assist in dance, yoga, sports, fashion, cooking, and etc.
    http://www.sdafterschoolallstars.org
  • Aging with Dignity

    Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life. The life and work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta served as the inspirational foundation of Aging with Dignity.
    http://www.agingwithdignity.org
  • Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society

    The Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS)is an organization of professionals dedicated to an open and free discussion of these issues, and to an understanding of the values that underlie alternative visions of the food and agricultural systems.
    http://afhvs.org
  • American Academy of Audiology

    The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 10,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
    http://www.audiology.org
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1953. It is a membership based organization, composed of over 7,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.
    http://www.aacap.org
  • American Academy of Religion

    In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values. The American Academy of Religion's mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion. As a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars, the American Academy of Religion has over 10,000 members who teach in some 1,000 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad. The Academy is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. This is accomplished through Academy-wide and regional conferences and meetings, publications, programs, and membership services.
    http://www.aarweb.org
  • American Anthropological Association

    Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology.
    http://www.aaanet.org
  • American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators

    The purpose of ACCESS is to support and advocate for associate degree programs that provide professional development to those who teach and care for young children from birth through age 8 across a variety of settings - public elementary schools, Head Start programs, child care centers and homes, and other community early childhood programs.
    http://www.accessece.org
  • American Association for Agricultural Education

    American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) is dedicated to studying, applying, and promoting the teaching and learning processes in agriculture.
    http://aaaeonline.org
  • American Association for Caregiver Education

    A non-profit association that focuses on developing the skills and education regarding the non-clinical side of care for family caregivers
    http://caregivered.org/index.html
  • American Association for Health Education

    The mission of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) is to advance the profession by serving health educators and others who strive to promote the health of all people through education and other systematic strategies.
    http://www.aahperd.org/aahe
  • American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation

    The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is a membership association of professors, students, teachers, fitness professionals, recreation instructors, and community leaders who promote lifelong physical activity, adapted physical education, and recreation sports and leisure activities among people of all ages and abilities.
    http://www.aahperd.org/aapar
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

    The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning.
    http://aacte.org/
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

    The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent more than 2,600 institutions and agencies in the United States and in over 40 countries around the world.
    http://www.aacrao.org
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

    A association for FCS professionals who practice in multiple settings, including early childhood, elementary, secondary, university/college, and Extension educators, administrators and managers, human service professionals, researchers, community volunteers, business people, and consultants who address the issues most important to our quality of life.
    http://www.aafcs.org/
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, California Affiliate

    Members of this professional associations are educators, counselors, nutritionists, scientists, researchers, designers, administrators, consultants, and more. Members are committed to achieving optimum well-being for families and individuals.
    http://www.aafcs-ca.org/ca
  • American Association of Intensive English Programs

    AAIEP promotes and supports ethical and professional standards for intensive English programs in the U.S.; communicates and champions the value of English language study; enhances the visibility of member programs; and fosters professional development among members.
    http://www.aaiep.org/
  • American Association of Philosophy Teachers

    The purposes for which the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) was formed are: to promote and improve the quality of instruction in philosophy at all educational levels; to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of philosophy; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs about the teaching of philosophy; to make available to teachers information concerning the selection, organization, and presentation of philosophical material; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to support and cooperate with individuals or organizations concerned with the improvement of instruction in philosophy.
    http://philosophyteachers.org
  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists

    Physical anthropology is a biological science that deals with the adaptations, variability, and evolution of human beings and their living and fossil relatives. Because it studies human biology in the context of human culture and behavior, physical anthropology is also a social science. The AAPA is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists.
    http://www.physanth.org
  • American Association of Physics Teachers

    The mission of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
    http://www.aapt.org
  • American Association of Physics Teachers, Southern California Section

    The Southern California Section (SCAAPT) supports the mission of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) a national organization whose mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
    http://www.scaapt.org
  • American Association of School Administrators

    AASA is a professional association for school leaders who wish to advocate for advancement and improvement to attain the highest quality in public education. Open to senior level as well as aspiring leaders, this association boasts 13,000 members nationwide who receive support and professional development to become effective school system leaders.
    http://www.aasa.org
  • American Association of School Librarians

    The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), established in 1951, is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Prior to 1951, school librarians were served by the School Library Section of ALA founded in 1914 which itself emerged from the Roundtable of Normal and High School Librarians which met first in 1913. The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.[2]
    http://www.ala.org
  • American Association of Service Coordinators

    Founded in 1998, the American Association of Service Coordinators (a service coordinator provides information and referrals to residents in a community who need supportive services to maintain self-sufficiency) (AASC), their mission is to advance the interests of the service coordinator professional and to provide guidance and professional standards to its members.
    http://www.servicecoordinator.org