New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers is the first state branch of the National Congress, organized in October 1897.
In 1899 it was incorporated as The Mothers’ Assembly of the State of New York. In 1920 it was reincorporated as the New York State Congress of Mothers’ and Parent-Teacher Associations. In 1925 the name was changed to the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. The State PTA:
- Coordinates programs statewide on behalf of children and youth.
- Is represented on state committees and commissions dealing with children and youth.
- Provides conferences, workshops, publications and resource materials on issues and leadership development.
- Services units and councils through its 15 region PTAs.
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