PTA, NY State

Address: One Wembley Square
Albany,, NY 12205-3830
Phone: (518) 452-8808 Email: Website:

PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy group in the nation. New York organized the first state PTA congress in 1897. Currently, NYS PTA has a membership exceeding 348,000 in more than 1600 local units and councils.

A local PTA is a constituent association organized under the authority of the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (the New York State PTA), a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA).

Parent Teacher Association® and PTA® are registered service marks of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (National PTA). Only those groups chartered by the New York State PTA are entitled to use the name PTA. Any other use constitutes trademark infringement.

PTA Purposes
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

Vision Statement
Making every child’s potential a reality by establishing the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (NYS PTA) as the premier association for parent involvement and advocacy for all children.

Mission Statement
PTA is
A powerful voice for all children,
A relevant resource for families and communities, and
A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.


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