More inclusion leads to more involvement! This guide will give your group a framework to make DEI efforts an everyday part of running your group.
Our new series of virtual educational sessions is kicking off on Sept. 29 with Parent Involvement 101! We’ll share expert advice and best practices during this free 1-hour session. Graduates will receive a certificate, downloadable guide, and free T-shirt*. Save your seat!
Leaders and experts weigh in on involvement and communication strategies that can bring people together effectively.
As the country wrestles with issues around racism and racial equity, parent groups are taking positive steps toward inclusiveness.
Hundreds of research studies show that when parents get involved, children do better in school. We sum up the details that every parent should know—and you should tell them.
Helpful links for talking with your children about race, protests, violence, diversity, and activism in today’s world.
Surveys, flyers, and more that have been translated for Spanish-speaking parents.
Finding ways to engage parents who speak English as a second language earned a New Jersey PTO a diversity award.
A Spanish-language version of our "Parent Involvement Matters!" video, and an upbeat visual explanation of how important it is that parents get involved in their children's education.
Breaking down the language barrier and making all parents feel included earned an Idaho PTO the award for Outstanding Outreach to a Diverse School Community in the 2014 Parent Group of the Year search.
A diverse school community in Maine bonds over an annual dinner event.
Student participation in art workshops helped create a special cultural experience for the winner of Outstanding Outreach to a Multicultural Parent Base in PTO Today’s 2013 Parent Group of the Year search.
A multicultural dance night helped break down barriers for the winner of Outstanding Outreach to a Multicultural Parent Base in PTO Today’s 2012 Parent Group of the Year search.
Parent leaders demonstrated that they wanted a broader volunteer base as well as a diverse PTO and became PTO Today’s 2008 Parent Group of the Year for Outstanding Outreach to a Multicultural Parent Base.
Effective strategies parent groups use to reach out to non-English-speakers.
St. Paul, Minn., junior high school teacher Ann Hebble talks about the parent group she founded to serve the school's population of Hmong families.
Changing the perception of a parent group by focusing on multicultural outreach.
One group's innovative event to help immigrant parents adapt to U.S. school culture provides lots of lessons for reaching out to families.
Reach out to diverse groups and bring them together with these effective involvement and communication strategies.