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The DEI Impact Award Application is Open!

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

The Texas PTA DEI Impact Award recognizes PTAs that best demonstrate outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion as defined in the Texas PTA DEI Policy. These PTAs commit to continually being a voice for all children by ensuring their work is mission-driven and equitable in the areas of membership, leadership, program content, advocacy, training, partnerships, and communications.

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General Questions & Answers

When is the deadline to
an application?

The application must be submitted by March 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
How long does it take to apply?

Once you have all your information gathered, the application process should take less than 30 minutes. Application must be completed in one sitting.

Eligibility Questions & Answers

Who can apply for the TX PTA
DEI Impact Award?

Local or Council PTAs can apply.*

In order to be eligible, a Local or Council PTA must be in good standing as defined by the Standards of Continuing Affiliation.

Application Questions & Answers
What do I need to fill out
the application?

Below are the items you need to complete the application. 

  • Your Texas PTA ID# (Find Yours Here
  • Name(s) and contact information for key contact(s), PTA members, and leaders who participated in reaching the achievement(s). 
  • Responses to the narrative questions, each with a 350-word maximum.*

*Recommendation: Since the application must be completed in one sitting, we recommend typing out the narratives onto a word file and saving for your records.

What are the narrative
questions on the

Below are the three long-form questions from the application. 

  • Describe how your PTA focused on eliminating bias, prejudice, and misunderstanding to create a PTA membership and/or executive board that is inclusive and reflecting of the community.
  • Explain the outcomes and impact of your efforts.
  • How does your PTA plan to continue its work to be more inclusive?

Winner Selection and Recognition Questions & Answers
How will the overall winners
be selected?

The Texas PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force reviews all applications of PTAs who are in good standing and one winner will be selected from each category: 

  • Council
  • Local PTA

When will the winners
be announced? 

Winners will be announced in May.

What do winners receive?

PTAs that submit an award entry and complete at least two activities from the Effort section will be eligible for:

  • A digital badge to proudly display on your social profile
  • Badge ribbons at LAUNCH 2024

 One Council PTA and one Local PTA will each receive: 

  • On-Stage Recognition at LAUNCH 2024
  • Digital certificates for PTA members named in the application

I cannot attend LAUNCH.
Can I still win?

Yes! If you are selected and are unable to attend, another member from your campus or council can accept the award on your behalf. If no member from your PTA is able to attend LAUNCH, your PTA will still be publicly recognized for its accomplishment.

Technical Support Questions & Answers

I am having technical
difficulties with submitting
my application.
Please email A Texas PTA staff member can assist you with submitting the application.
I applied, but I did not get
a confirmation message.
What do I do now?
Please check your spam folder first. If you did not get a confirmation message or would like to double check that the application went through, please contact


Overall winners of the 2023 Texas PTA DEI Impact Award
Local: Helms Elementary PTA
Council: Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Council of PTAs!

Helms Elementary PTA says, “Our PTA believes celebrating and educating our community of the differences our children represent brings us together as a community. We accomplish this by celebrating our differences with important events such as: The All Abilities Play Date, Black History Month Events, Hispanic Heritage Festival, Loteria night and Lunar New Year Lion dances. We believe in creating awareness by inviting our community to celebrate differences such as wear red for dyslexia and light it up blue for autism."

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Council of PTAs says, “Our Locals and Council of PTAs strive to deliver programs that celebrate diversity by sharing foods, stories, and practices from cultures around the world.” This year, our Council Delegate Chair created a video, along with the GCISD Communications team, of children throughout the district, reciting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s " I Have a Dream" speech. The video was shared in the District newsletter and has already been viewed almost 1000 times. 

Thank you to all the PTAs that submitted entries in 2023
Adkins Elementary PTA, Alice E. Carlson Applied Learning Center PTA, Andrews Elementary PTA, Bauerschlag Elementary PTA, Beverly PTA, Blackland Prairie Elementary PTA, Boggess Elementary PTA, Carroll Elementary PTA, Cheatham Elementary PTA, Commonwealth Elementary PTA, Cornerstone Elementary PTA, Deer Creek Elementary PTA Dr. Martha Mead Elementary PTA, Ed White PTSA, Emerson High School PTSA, Everette L. De Golyer Elementary PTA, Forest Creek Elementary PTA, Forestwood Middle School PTA, Gattis Elementary PTA, George W Bush Elementary PTA, Helms Elementary PTA, Heritage Elementary PTA, Highland Park Elementary PTA, Hosp PTA, Jenks Elementary PTA, Mata Montessori PTA, McNair Elementary PTA, Nette Shultz Elementary PTA, Pieper Ranch Middle  School PTA, Reagan Elementary PTA, Reilly Elementary PTA, Richardson ISD SAGE PTA, Ronald Reagan Elementary PTA, Rooster Springs Elementary PTA, Rutledge Elementary PTA, Shady Brook Elementary PTA, South Hi Mount Elementary PTA, Speegleville Elementary PTA, Terrace Elementary PTA, Wallace Elementary PTA, West Brook PTA Winkley Elementary PTA, WoodCreek Elementary PTA, WS Ryan PTA, and Wylie High School PTSA. 

Each PTA showed commitment to Texas PTA’s mission to “make every child’s potential a reality” continually being a voice for all children by ensuring their work is mission-driven and equitable in the areas of membership, leadership, program content, advocacy, training, partnerships, and communications.