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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Community

Help Build a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive PTA

National PTA is committed to genuinely representing everyone in our school communities. When we gain strength and amplify our powerful voice when we welcome all people to the table. Read our commitment to DEI and check out our new tools.

YouTube Learning Series: 10 Minutes to PTA the Transformative Way

Our new YouTube series features tips to help parent leaders make their family engagement efforts more transformative with topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion! Listen and subscribe today.

10 Minutes to PTA the Transformative Way

Celebrate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion!

Honor the diversity in your community with our Multicultural Calendar. (en español)

Office Depot

Stay Ready with School Supplies this Year!

Office Depot OfficeMax® is so proud to support you and your school with everything you need to stay stocked and ready this school year. So, pack your favorite student’s backpack for success with all the supplies they need. Shop Now.

Let's Grow Our PTA Family
Do you know the number one reason why people say that they haven’t yet joined PTA? They were never ASKED to join! Learn how to start a conversation and create your own value message with Reasons YOU Belong: our five-step toolset to gain new PTA/PTSA members.

Reasons You Belong

Membership Mania!
We are excited to share our new membership initiative for local PTA leaders—Membership Mania—a fun and interactive journey that connects local leaders to other passionate leaders, offers free resources that will naturally integrate membership into all things PTA.

Sign up today to join us this school year to strengthen membership together and make every child’s potential a reality!

COVID-19 RELIEF CASE STUDY Executive Summary

How We PTA: Meeting the Critical Needs of Families and Schools

Throughout the pandemic, PTA has been there. Thanks to the generosity of TikTok and our other corporate partners, we distributed over $1.38M to PTA communities nationwide, providing over 538k families with desperately needed support. Read our case studies.

Are You Ready to Commit to Excellence?

Enroll in the National PTA School of Excellence program to facilitate school improvement AND build an inclusive, welcoming school community. Our program provides step-by-step guidance to help your PTA strengthen your school community and earn recognition. Enroll now through Oct. 1.

Enroll Now!

Join the Fight to Prevent a Lifetime of Damage from Tobacco

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids works to change public attitudes about tobacco and promote proven policies that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and saving the most lives. Get involved.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Host a Reflections Program!

Host a PTA Reflections program in your school and use the arts to build new and lasting connections with community members. Learn more and register at PTA.org/Reflections.


Community PTA Events and Programs, Made Easy

BAND can help make managing your Reflections program easier and more impactful. Use the BAND and Your Reflections Program resource to learn about the many features BAND has to offer, including file sharing, chat rooms and posts. Get details.

PTAs Build Strong Family-School Partnerships

Ask a PTA Leader: Anna King, National PTA President
Anna King 

Our Children: Get our new president’s perspective on the importance of servant leadership in helping the students and families in our school communities, and how we should work inclusively together to make sure our mission works for every single child in America.

Use Effective Technology to Build Strong Family-School Partnerships

Decision-making around family-school communication technology should be intentional and inclusive. Designed for school administrators and other decisionmakers, our new resources provide a landscape of the top tools and the features they offer. Explore the options.

Let’s Raise Our One PTA Voice for Every Child

View our Public Policy Priorities for Congress and download Policy Briefs to make advocating in your own community easier and get more decisionmakers to listen. Read them.

Public Policy Priorities Letter

Guide to Help Students Through Transitions and Grief

New York Life Foundation and the Coalition to Support Grieving Students offers a helpful back-to-school guide to help grieving students, new transitions and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the guide.

Kids Running to School