National PTA Diversity Awards Application Is Open

The application closes March 14, 2021 at 11PM EST/ 8PM PST.

Do you know of a PTA (including your own) who has made significant progress in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion – from diversifying its membership or leadership to creating a culture of belonging to ending discriminatory practices? National PTA is now accepting applications for the 2021 Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award. State, district/council/region, and local PTAs are eligible to apply and winners will receive a $1,000 award and recognition at the 2021 National PTA Convention and Expo!

As you know, we believe that equity drives our mission and that every PTA focusing on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to the success of our association at all levels. National PTA’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach Committee hopes to raise awareness about this award and increase the number of applicants – can you help? Learn more, promote, and apply at and using the attached social media toolkit.

Jan Harp Domene served as National PTA President from 2007-2009 and was a champion for diversity and inclusion, ensuring that families of all backgrounds felt welcomed into the PTA family. National PTA established the Jan Harp Domene Award in 2012 to recognize outstanding PTAs across the country who have succeeded and continue to make diversity and inclusion a priority.

This year, the application process has been streamlined and applicants can apply in writing or by video submission and in English and Spanish at A state, district/council/region, and local PTA will be chosen to receive the award, so please help promote it across your PTA networks. The application closes March 14, 2021 at 11PM EST/ 8PM PST.