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The DEI Impact Award application will be open in the Spring!

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.

Please help us congratulate

the 2024 Texas PTA Oustanding DEI Impact Award Winners:
Local: Edna Mae Fielder Elementary PTA
Council: Austin ISD Council of PTAs

Edna Mae Fielder Elementary PTA says, "We began the school year focused on creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all students, as reflected in our 2023-24 goals: 1) support families of all students and 2) support our volunteers." They created a PTA Bilingual Liaison Board position focused on connecting to our Spanish speaking members, parents and greater PTA community. They vary the timing of events and provide bilingual PTA communications. Finally, the PTA created a "Welcome to Fielder" packet explaning how schools in Texas operate, what a PTA is, and the definition of what maybe unfamiliar terminology (i.e. pep rally, yearbook, fied day, etc.).

“We made concerted efforts to raise awareness of and increase access to programs, events, and resources for students and parents. The results of these efforts were realized in the following accomplishments to-date this year: This year we welcomed our first home room dad and first LGBTQ PTA board member. We have a homeroom parent in EVERY bilingual classroom. This is an achievement that has never happened before. We have realized an increased participation at family events from our Spanish-speaking, bilingual families. Through efforts in working with our counselor, we were able to provide “sponsorship” to 18 children during our holiday shop, 35 monthly popcorn subscriptions, and roughly eight (8) tickets to all family dances. These sponsorships are done with the highest discretion, through our Fielder Friends, so that neither child nor volunteer at large is aware of which children are receiving this support. Realized increased volunteerism during our family dances from our Spanish speaking, bilingual population Over 30+ nationalities were represented during our International festival (up from 20 nationalities represented previously). We have experienced an increase in men on campus through our WatchDOGS program, up 30% over the previous school year. We have created sensory friendly spaces at our events to ensure every student has an opportunity to participate to their fullest desire. Having a large neurodiverse population, we identified this need and immediately responded."

Austin ISD Council of PTAs says, “Austin ISD is the 8th largest school district in Texas and serves more than 73,000 students. Our families speak over 100 languages, and more than half are classified as economically disadvantaged." This year they have "role modeled and encouraged campus PTAs and community members to expand their diversity, equity and inclusion awareness, cultures, training and programming."

"Our Locals and Council of PTAs strive to deliver programs that celebrate diversity by sharing foods, stories, and practices from cultures around the world. ACPTA still has so much work to do to make our PTAs truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive; however, we should highlight our mini-grant program. This program “supports and empowers PTAs with small budgets and big ideas.” Twice a year, ACPTA receives applications from PTAs for grants of up to $500 for a specific program or idea. The mini-grants program has been a great outlet that serves both more established and financially affluent donor PTAs and recipient PTAs who are building their base and can use this money in any way their PTA feels best serves their needs. The program has grown and this fall we awarded 2 PTAs a $500 grant to fund teacher appreciation events. This spring we awarded 4 PTAs a $500 grant to fund student programs such as a book author visit, Black History Month event, and positive culture t-shirts. This year, we have seen our PTAs re-engage, offer educational programming for parents and families, hold fundraisers, honor teachers and staff, host movie nights and fun runs, and so much more.” 

Thank you to all the PTAs that submitted entries in 2024

LOCAL PTAs: Alice W. Douse ES PTA, Bell ES PTA, Brentfield ES PTA, Carroll ES PTA, Cecil Webb MS PTA, Cimarron ES PTA, Colleyville Heritage HS PTA, Colonial Hills ES PTA, Danville PTSA, Davis IS PTA, Dean P. Corey Academy PTA, Deer Creek ES PTA, Dodd ES PTA, Durham ES PTA, Edna Mae Fielder ES PTA, Everette Lee DeGolyer ES PTA, Florence Campbell ES PTA, Fox Run ES PTA, George W Bush PTA, Groves ES PTA, Haslet ES PTA, HOSP ES PTA, J.A. Patton ES PTA, James Kerr ES PTA, Jerry Knight STEM Academy PTA, La Villita ES PTA, Lake Dallas ES PTA, Laura Welch Bush ES PTA, M H Specht ES PTA, Math Science Technology Magnet Elementary PTA, McBay Sims PTA, McKamy MS PTA, Mesita PTA, Mitchell ES PTA, Nan Clayton ES PTA, Northlake ES PTA, Nottingham ES PTA, Nottingham ES PTA, Otis Spears PTA, Patsy Sommer ES PTA, Reagan ES PTA, Riverside Applied Learning Center PTA, Robertson ES PTA, Robinson ES PTA, Rooster Springs ES PTA, Rosemeade ES PTA, Russell Lee ES PTA, Rylander ES PTA, Saigling ES PTA, Sandbrock Ranch ES PTA, Sem ES PTA, Solare Prep for Girls PTA, Stafford MS PTA, Stone Oak ES PTA, Trinity High School PTA, Vineyard Ranch PTA, Viridian ES PTA, West Brook HS PTA, Westside ES PTA, Wyatt ES PTA, Wylie HS PTSA

COUNCIL PTAs: Austin Council of PTAs, Frisco Council of PTAs, Leander ISD Council of PTAs, Northside ISD Council of PTAs, Northwest ISD Council of PTAs, Port City Council of PTAs, Richardson ISD Council of PTAs.

Each PTA showed commitment to Texas PTA’s mission to “make every child’s potential a reality” by 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. 


Plan Now! 
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 Oustanding Impact 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 Outstanding Impact 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!