Friday, February 14, 2014

Foundations of Outreach & the 2013-2014 Plan

What is Washington State PTA outreach? How do we engage all children, families and communities in Washington state, especially those from underrepresented groups who may have differences in age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, language, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religious, sexual orientation, and work experience? Join us for the answers.

Family Engagement – Seattle’s Story 
Come learn how the Seattle PTSA Council formed a collaborative community partnership with Seattle Public Schools to reach out to underrepresented parents and teach them how to navigate their school system and effectively advocate for better educational outcomes for their children. The council utilized the National PTA’s Urban Family Engagement Network (UFEN) to help local units increase the number of families in urban areas who understand specific ways to collaborate with schools to support their children’s education.

Engaging Multicultural Voices
Washington State PTA’s outreach vision is the diversity that is present in our communities is reflected in our membership. This is critical if we are sincere about accomplishing the WSPTA mission of making every child’s potential a reality. Come have a conversation with diverse opinion leaders from around our state and learn how we can better engage diverse families in our schools and communities.

With your support, the good work will continue in 2014-2015!