Our Mission and History

YOUR MISSION, OUR MISSION

Your mission, our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The Northern Virginia District PTA is part of the largest and oldest child volunteer advocacy organization in our nation. We represent and serve our members in Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City PTAs/PTSAs. We are 225+ PTAs/PTSAs and 51,000+ STRONG in Northern Virginia and we fight for every child with one voice!

YOUR PTA FAMILY

It is important to note that each and every PTA member, whether you joined your local school PTA/PTSA or joined as a National PTA Supporting Member, you are part of a larger network and are also members of the following PTAs in your PTA family.

  • National PTA4 MILLION STRONG
  • Virginia PTA – 1,200 units and 250,000+ members
  • Northern Virginia District PTA – 225 PTAs/PTSAs and 51,000+ members. The largest district PTA in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the top ten in the nation!                                       

YOUR PTA HISTORY

Founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, the PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the last 120 years of PTA history!