Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Mission

The Wake PTA Council DEI committee will provide support through coaching, education, resources, and a place for local units to come together to brainstorm and share best practices.

Join Us!

We are encouraging local units to name a committee chair to begin the process. If you are interested in chairing your local PTA unit DEI committee, please fill out the Google form.

If you have questions, please reach out to Stephanie Mitchell at mitchellsteph2011@gmail.com.

Monthly Workshops

All workshops are from 7:00-8:00. Due to security reasons, the link will be emailed to you before the event.

  • Wed, Oct 6: Welcome (schedule for year, DEI grants, book study groups, resources)

  • Nov 3: Getting Your DEI committee started/Unpacking the DEI rubric

  • Dec 1: How to have a listening session

  • Jan 12: Equity 101: Bias and Microaggressions

  • Feb 2: PTA units share best practices: panel discussion

  • April 6: Book study discussions/DEI grant updates

  • May 4: Celebrate DEI successes and look forward

Wake PTA Council DEI Mini-Grant - Important Information

The Wake PTA Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is offering five mini-grants of $200 each to support the DEI development of PTAs Units. We are providing funding to PTA Units that are interested in implementing DEI efforts to increase the inclusion and engagement of all families within PTA activities, provide students with new programs that emphasize the diversity of the school demographics, or events to ensure that fundraising is accessible,equitable, and inclusive. Grant funding could also be used towards professional staff development to promote school-wide programs centered on DEI.

Please Read the Following Carefully Prior to Applying:

All unit members who have paid dues in the current fiscal year to the Wake Council PTA are welcome to apply. To become a member for the 2021-2022 school year, please join at: https://www.wakepta.org/council-membership-for-local-units.

The Wake PTA Council DEI Mini-Grant application will be open from November 8, 2021 to December 3, 2021. Use this Google form to apply.

We recommend that applicants are mindful of these deadlines relevant to their next General Membership meeting. Your unit may want to consider holding a vote on an adjusted budget to create a line item, so you may accept funds if you are awarded the grant.

All programming that utilizes the DEI grant funds should take place by no later than June 30, 2022. DEI grant applicants will be required to report on their DEI grant accomplishments during the Wake PTA Council DEI subcommittee meeting scheduled for May 4, 2022.

The selected DEI recipients will receive notification by December 13, 2021.

When applying, please be prepared to share the following:

  • Name of School

  • Who the grant will serve

  • Project description of how you will use the DEI funds?

  • Goals (measurable and/or intangible)

  • Strategies

  • Projection of how many people will be impacted

  • How you will collect data to support success

  • State if the proposed project/program is a one-time effort or a pilot for a recurring program