The Massachusetts Congress of Parents and Teachers, also known as the Massachusetts State PTA, is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of Massachusetts’s children. The Massachusetts State PTA is Massachusetts’s largest and oldest child advocacy organization. We are a state charter of the National PTA, made up of local units throughout the State of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts State PTA prides itself on being a powerful voice for children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in the Massachusetts State PTA is open to anyone who is concerned with the education, health, and welfare of children and youth, and supports the mission of PTA.
To find a local unit in your area, to become a member, or support our statewide efforts as a corporate sponsor, please feel free to contact us at (617) 861-7910 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can become part of PTA’s efforts to make sure children are healthy, safe and well-educated. We give you tools and a collective, powerful voice so you can build a better community and provide kids the support they need. Find out more about PTA’s Legacy in Leadership and the benefits of becoming part of Today’s PTA.
PTA Mission: As the single largest child advocacy organization in the United States, PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth. You may join as a member of any local school PTA or you can join the Massachusetts PTA as a VIP Member. Every person that joins a local Massachusetts PTA automatically becomes a member of the Massachusetts PTA and National PTA.
Together we are a powerful voice for children. With your help, we can continue to work toward PTA’s goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child. Join today and join the millions of advocates around the state and country that advocate for our most precious asset – our children.
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PTA Values: What PTA stands for
- Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
- Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
- Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
- Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
- Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
- Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.
PTA Diversity and Inclusion Policy
PTAs everywhere must understand and embrace the uniqueness of all individuals, appreciating that each contributes a diversity of views, experiences, cultural heritage/traditions, skills/abilities, values and preferences. 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.
The recognition of diversity within organizations is valuing differences and similarities in people through actions and accountability. These differences and similarities include age, ethnicity, language and culture, economic status, educational background, gender, geographic location, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position and tenure, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
Therefore PTAs at every level must:
- Openly assess beliefs and practices to assure inclusiveness and guard against discrimination;
- Make every effort to create a PTA board and membership that is inclusive and reflective of its community;
- Encourage that all PTA activities at the school be planned by a committee which is representative of the population
PTA Purposes: Historical goals of PTA
- To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, places of worship and throughout the community.
- To raise the standards of home life.
- To advocate for laws that further the education, physical, and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth.
- To promote the collaboration an engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth.
- To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental emotional, spiritual, and social well being of all children and youth; and
- To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.