How Parent Groups Are Addressing Racial Equity
As the country wrestles with issues around racism and racial equity, parent groups are taking positive steps toward inclusiveness.
DEI Guide for Parent Involvement
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.
Overcome the Language Barrier
Effective strategies parent groups use to reach out to non-English-speakers.
Spanish-Language File Exchange
Surveys, flyers, and more that have been translated for Spanish-speaking parents.
Racial Equity in Your PTO or PTA: What Are You Doing?
Leaders and experts weigh in on involvement and communication strategies that can bring people together effectively.
Build a Multicultural PTO
Reach out to diverse groups and bring them together with these effective involvement and communication strategies.
Involvement Matters: What To Tell Parents
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.
¡La Participación De Los Padres Es Clave!
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.
Resources for Discussing Anti-Racism and Race Relations With Children
Helpful links for talking with your children about race, protests, violence, diversity, and activism in today’s world.
Diversity: Speaking the Language
Finding ways to engage parents who speak English as a second language earned a New Jersey PTO a diversity award.
Diversity: A Unified Group Brings Community Closer
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.
Multicultural Potluck Brings a School Community Together
A diverse school community in Maine bonds over an annual dinner event.
Art Workshops Culminate in Hispanic Festival
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.
Hmong Parent Group Connects Cultures
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.