• Diversity Toolkit
  • LA PTA Resource Guide - Diversity
  • Be recognized for your diversity & inclusion efforts
    • ​​Jan Harp Domene Award
      • ​Winners Will Receive:
        -$1,000 cash award
        -1 Plaque/Trophy
        -Honored at the D&I Breakfast at the National PTA Convention
        -Honored at the Awards Program at the National PTA Convention
        -2 tickets to the Diversity & -Inclusion Breakfast at National PTA Convention
        -2 tickets to the Awards Dinner at National PTA Convention (1 person recognized on stage and individuals must be the same as those attending the breakfast)
        -Potential opportunity to be a speaker at the Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast
        -Certificates for PTA members named in the application

      • Deadline March 31, 2019

Supporting Growth

PTA is an organization that recognizes diversity and 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.

In Focus

Children with Special Needs -

Key Strategies for Inclusion

  • ​Be an advocate. Stay informed about federal policies, IEP (individualized education program) guidelines, and other educational rights and responsibilities. Help parents communicate effectively with school staff and local agencies.
  • Help students and families manage transitions: from preschool to kindergarten, from elementary school to middle school, and to high school and postsecondary opportunities.
  • Be informed about school criteria and resources to support successful educational progress for children with special needs.
  • Create partnerships with community support services and programs.



Diversity & Inclusion


In order to engage underrepresented groups, you should:

  • ​​Do a self-assessment.
  • Create effective messaging.
  • Promote meaningful family engagement.
  • Create community connections.
  • Serve as an information resource for parents, families, educators and community groups.

Get more details on how to support multicultural membership growth here!