Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award
National PTA is now accepting applications for the 2014 Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award recognizes PTAs that best demonstrate outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion, as well as efforts to end discriminatory practices. The award will be presented to one state PTA and one local, council or district PTA at the end of the 2014 National PTA Annual Convention, June 19-22 in Austin, TX.
Deadline has been extended to Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m. EDT/ 5 p.m. PST
About Jan Harp Domene
Jan Harp Domene served as National President from 2007 to 2009. As president, Jan was committed to reaching out to the many diverse families that call the United States home and bringing them into the PTA family. National PTA’s Emerging Minority Leadership Conference and Urban Family Engagement Initiative flourished under her leadership.
After her death in February 2012, National PTA decided to honor Jan and her commitment to reaching out to all families. The Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award identifes PTAs that are doing remarkable work in the areas of diversity and inclusion. PTAs everywhere must understand and embrace the uniqueness of all individuals, appreciating that each contributes a diversity of views, experiences, cultural heritage/traditions, skills/abilities, values and preferences. When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based on their knowledge, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.
PTA members come with their own views, experiences, cultural heritage and traditions, skills and abilities, values and preferences. The nation’s public schools are a rich weave of these diverse threads, and their PTAs must be as well. The Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award will be presented to one local, council, district, or state PTA. The recipient selected will be one that best demonstrates outstanding achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusion, as well as efforts to end discriminatory practices.
California State PTA