PTA 125 Years

This year, we are celebrating the mission and work of PTA. It’s a celebration and a rededication of impactful advocacy for the betterment of all children.

Our founders were women of vision and passion. They refused to accept the status quo 125 years ago, and so we must consider, what would they think of our work today? We celebrate the legacy and work of our founders —Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, and Selena Sloan Butler — to improve the lives of all children and families. 

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

“As we have since 1897, PTA will continue to be a thought leader on critical issues impacting our nation’s families, including diversity, equity and inclusion for justice; culture and communication for a new era; and transformative family-school partnerships. We are stronger together, and together, we can build a better future.” National PTA

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Every Child. One Voice. Welcome to the website of the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Our purpose is to foster collaboration, conduct leadership training, and coordinate the efforts of our site PTAs. This website is intended to be a resource for our PTAs to accomplish their Mission.