Mission Statement

NCPTA is North Carolina’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety, and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities.


  • Organized on November 4,1919 at the First Baptist Church in Charlotte
  • Mrs. Joseph Garibaldi of Charlotte was elected the first state President
  • The NC Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers was organized on April 2, 1927 at Shaw University in Raleigh
  • The two Congresses united on April 22, 1969

Affiliation with National PTA

  • NCPTA remains in good standing by complying with all National PTA requirements for continued affiliation
  • NCPTA Extension plan continued
  • All dues were submitted monthly
  • NCPTA Bylaws submitted to National PTA
  • NCPTA officers attended leadership trainings, conferences, and conventions
  • NCPTA remains a 501(c) (3) organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service

Key Points of Strategic Plan

  • Strong commitment to mission and purpose of PTA
  • Strong advocacy efforts engaging our local units and our councils to ensure we are meeting the needs of every child
  • Strong support for member needs, recruitment and retention by actively engaging and seeking input from all PTA members in the work of NCPTA
  • Strong support for leadership development to secure passionate and qualified leaders for our future at all levels
  • Strong commitment to the sound financial practices and board policies to remain a highly effective organization

About National PTA

For more than a 100 years, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has provided support, information and resources to families focused on the health and education of children.

As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.

PTA does not act alone. Working in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, National PTA collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.

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