An organization that recognizes diversity values differences and similarities among people through its actions and accountability. These characteristics include age, ethnicity, gender, language and culture, socioeconomic status, among many different things.
When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
In the following links you will find suggestions from Caryl M. Stern, associate national director of the Anti-Defamation League, co-author of Hate Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice, and suggestions from the Colorado PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee that can help ensure your PTA is welcoming to all families in your community.