Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

New Jersey PTA recognizes the need to hold Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the forefront of our work to represent and advocate for all children.  Our collective backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas allow us to create the strongest future and direction for PTA and help us make every child’s potential a reality. Building relationships requires PTA leaders to question their own assumptions, intentionally build relationships and invite diverse perspectives to the table. Enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in your school is an ongoing journey. Let’s help our PTAs become more inclusive.

The resources on this page can help you learn about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues, discuss these topics in your community and take action to more effectively serve ALL children and families, with a focus on historically marginalized and underrepresented populations.

Tools to Turn Your Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion into Action

Start your DEI journey in three steps!

  • Reflect on who in your community is represented in the PTA and who is missing.
  • Reach out and start talking with your community. The facilitator’s guide empowers leaders to start conversations with people with who they have struggled to engage.
  • Use the DEI action plan template to develop steps to become more inclusive.

Are you looking for more guidance on using these tools? Watch National PTA’s latest webinar.

Multicultural Calendar

The rich diversity in our communities is reflected in the observances celebrated by various cultures and populations. National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement has created this Multicultural Calendar to highlight and celebrate the diversity in our PTA and school communities!

Multicultural Calendar 2022-2023

National PTA Position Statements

National PTA Position Statements are official documents outlining the opinion, will, or intent of the association and require national action to seek a resolution on the issue.