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 equity@wakepta.org



Wake PTA Council DEI Mini-Grant Opportunity

The Wake PTA Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is excited to announce that we again are offering five more mini-grants of $200 each that can be utilized by the end of the 2022-2023 PTA fiscal year (June 2023)! We are prioritizing funding for new efforts that would bring a DEI lens to PTA activities and composition. These grants are intended to increase engagement of all families in PTA activities, expose students to new programs that emphasize the diversity of the school population, and/or help ensure events and fundraising are accessible, equitable, and inclusive. Funds may also be used towards professional staff development to develop future school-wide programs centered on DEI. Programming that utilizes grant funds should occur by June 30, 2023 and applicants are expected to share progress and results at the May 10, 2023 Wake PTA Council DEI Workshop. For more important information and to apply for a mini-grant, please follow this link to our short form: Wake PTA DEI 2022-2023 Mini-Grant Application


Resources


PTA Local Leader Guidance for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion assess where your PTA is—and where your PTA is headed—on your DEI journey:

Looking to translate your resources but don't know where to start? Use the Breaking Through Language Barriers Tipsheet!

Try using the Google Translate tool in the header on PTA.org webpages. Share this feature with your PTAs and in outreach to our Spanish-speaking membership as another tool to support Hispanic/Latino families in the school community.