Colorado PTA was founded in 1907 as the Colorado Congress of Mothers and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1915. Since its founding, Colorado PTA has served as a nonsectarian, nonpartisan advocate for the child and for parental engagement.
As the volunteer-run, state chapter of PTA, Colorado PTA acts as the link between the national association, based in Alexandria, VA and the local school PTAs (known as local units) located throughout the State of Colorado.
As a chartered, membership-based organization, each local unit, while maintaining its own autonomy, also benefits from being supported by this state and national structure which provides valuable information, resources and training. Through this structure, local unit members automatically obtain membership in both Colorado PTA and National PTA as well.