What is PTA?

PTA Mission:

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA History:

PTA was founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst.

In 1970, the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (National PTA) and the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT), founded by Selena Sloan Butler in Atlanta, merged to serve ALL children.

National PTA has become a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.

 Learn more at PTA.org