PTAlink’s mission is to improve the quality of education for all children in the New York City public school system by making parent organizations stronger and more effective.
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You can make a difference in your child's school or in the wider education system. There are many ways to be a leader as a NYC public school parent.
Running a PA/PTA
Running a PA/PTA
What does it take to run a PA/PTA? Officers have specific obligations but members play important roles as well. Understanding what's involved can help your PA/PTA be effective and operate smoothly.
Many PA/PTAs contribute to their schools by creating community-building activities, student enrichment programs, and events for families.
While PA/PTAs are not obligated to raise money, there are many creative options for those groups that choose to collect funds to improve schools and enrich students’ education.
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DOE's Virtual Election Guidance for PA/PTAs & Presidents Councils
June 1, 2021
The Office of Family & Community Empowerment's (FACE) guidance is here--step-by-step guidance on how to conduct elections in a virtual environment.
Fundraising for a New School Buidling
May 18, 2021
The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School had a big need: they wanted a whole new building. They knew it would take a lot of dedication, a lot of planning, and a lot of skill-building. Read about how PTA leaders made it happen.
DOE's Parent University
March 10, 2021
The Office of Family & Community Empowerment (FACE) created Parent University to support parent education. It offers online courses and resources.