This award will be presented to a local, district, region or council PTA that positively impacted diversity, equity and inclusion legislation or policy in the last year. These efforts must be based on a local or state issue, involve working with multiple organizations or coalitions through grassroots collaboration, and contain a public awareness/advocacy training component for the PTA’s members and the community at large.
Complete nomination forms must include:
The recipient of this award will demonstrate PTA’s mission, history, role and commitment to DEI by using authentic community engagement with underrepresented groups, actively listening to what is important to these communities, and addressing barriers to more effective communication with diverse audiences through advocacy.
Recommended but not required
- Contact and PTA membership information for both the PTA nominated and the nominator
- A brief narrative for each question below concerning the PTA's advocacy on behalf of PTA (500 words or less per question)
- At least one (3 maximum) supplemental documentation of the PTA's advocacy efforts (i.e., Op-Ed, blog post, action alert, photo, legislative action plan, etc.—get creative!) submitted to GovtAffairs@PTA.org.
Please note that as part of the process, local and state PTA leaders may be contacted. To submit a nomination, please fill out this form. Applications must be started and completed in one session. There is no save functionality. Contact the Government Affairs team at GovtAffairs@PTA.org with any questions or concerns about the award process or nomination form.