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Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

Diversity Hands

An organization that recognizes diversity values differences and similarities among people through its actions and accountability. These characteristics include age, ethnicity, gender, language and culture, socioecomonic status, among many different things.

When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.

Getting Started

Whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned PTA member, the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit has an array of documents, policies and best practices to get you started on the right path. 

Key Takeaways

These takeaways can help you to keep a quick point of reference for the diversity information you need. LEARN MORE

National PTA Diversity & Inclusion Policy

The National PTA Diversity and Inclusion Policy provides the foundation for the principles and values of PTA and the framework similar policies adopted by every state affiliate. Adhering to this policy will ensure that your initiatives are all-encompassing and successful.

Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices

These proven techniques can enhance your current diversity initiatives and provide new and exciting practices to further develop your program. LEARN MORE

Tools for Emerging Minority Leaders (EML)

Whether new as a PTA leader or looking for information to move into a leadership position, this tool can assist minority PTA members in understanding the steps to get more involved at various PTA levels to make a difference in their community. LEARN MORE

State Diversity Chair

What is the role of the State Diversity Chair and how can you determine who that individual is? Find out in a video interview with the National PTA President. Use the State Directory to contact your State Diversity Chair for resources and services that can assist your PTA’s diversity and inclusion work.

Multicultural and Inclusive Membership Growth

Useful statistics and strategies for communicating with a variety of non-traditional audiences including racial/ethnic families, male participants, special needs families and rural communities.

How to Engage with Non-Traditional Audiences LEARN MORE

Building Today’s PTA – Recruiting today’s Families Workshop

Presentation: Building your Child’s tomorrow on Today’s PTA (English/Spanish)

Other ways to engage with non-traditional audiences

National PTA Diversity and Inclusion Signature Programs

Great things are happening in our PTA affiliates across the country. Learn best practices from our PTA signature programs.