As of Monday January 22, PTAs will have the opportunity to showcase their dedicated efforts and commitment to diversity and inclusion by applying for the Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award.
National PTA was founded in the spirit of diversity and inclusion. Our association’s cofounder Alice McLellan Birney expressed that our mission was to make every child’s potential a reality, “irrespective of creed, color or condition.”
Jan Harp Domene served as National PTA President from 2007-2009 and was a true 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.
The Jan Harp Domene Award will be presented to a PTA at each level: local, district/council/region and state. The application process will go live in English and Spanish on Monday, January 22 onwww.pta.org/DiversityAward and close on March 31, 2018 at 8PM EST/5PM PST.
PTAs who have made progress and plan to continue their exemplary efforts in the area diversity and inclusion are highly encouraged to apply. Attached is a social media toolkit to help you promote this award within your state.
Applications will be reviewed and selected by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and will be recognized at the National PTA Convention and Expo on June 21 – 24, 2018 in New Orleans. Winning PTAs will receive $1,000 to support their ongoing efforts, as well as a plaque to memorialize the achievement.
Please visit www.pta.org/DiversityAward to review the application and the full list of items winners will receive. We look forward to receiving your application and applications from your state.
Jim Accomando Frank Kwan
National PTA President National PTA Diversity Committee Chair
Suzan JS Yungner | Director, Field Services and Member Outreach