Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Notes from the Backpack Podcast

Building a More Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive PTA

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, socioeconomic 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.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Your PTA

Read Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to explore how we define and embody diversity, equity and inclusion in our work.
How to Welcome Diverse Perspectives into your PTA
This short guide shares the Do's and Don'ts of diversity outreach. Discover best practices from PTAs around the country and learn what your PTA can do to become more inclusive!
Enhancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your PTA
Ready to take your diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to the next level? Discover best practices from one of our Jan Harp Domene award winners in the One Voice article, Enhancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your PTA.
How to Talk about Race and Justice in America
Are you looking to engage in anti-racist work in meaningful ways, but not sure where to start? We have compiled resources to help you begin these conversations. Explore resources from Embrace Race, The National Museum of African American History & Culture, Common Sense Media and more.

Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

Personal Action Plan

I _____________________________________________________, (name)

________________________________________________________, (PTA title or affiliation status with PTA), will support the Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach efforts of my (state, council, region, unit) by utilizing the Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit. My PTA and community will benefit in the following ways: ___________; __________; and _________.