The PTA is a the oldest children’s advocacy organization in the United States. Your annual membership allows us to speak with one united voice on behalf of our children locally as well as nationally.

The more memberships we have, the more lawmakers hear us speak with one voice on topics critical to families and children: education, safety, health, equity, and more.


Tools to Help Grow & Nurture Your Membership

Building Membership and Marketing PTA Toolkit: Make this your one stop for materials, messages, social media images, customizable fliers and posters, and contests.

Totem Electronic Membership System: The official California State PTA technology partner. Now, members can quickly and securely join your units. Click here to learn more about getting started with Totem.

Purchase Membership: Does your unit already use Totem? Find your school here.

Member Perks: As a member of California State PTA, you advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. Here are a few extra perks of membership available exclusively to PTA members like you!

Totem Training (Recorded Webinar): Want to get started with Totem but have questions? Check this recording out to see how it all works.

Developing Your Marketing P.L.A.N. Training (Recording): During this course you will learn how to P.L.A.N.: Picture, Listen, Ask, and Nurture your potential and returning PTA members. When you complete this course, you will be able to print a completed Membership Plan tailored to your PTA’s needs in your area (~20 minutes).

Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit: Learn to keep volunteers motivated by putting an achievable plan together for the year.

Apply for PTA Grants: Throughout the year, National PTA offers awards or grants to honor or support PTAs. Email me.

Get Your Unit Activated for Electronic Membership

With schools in LA County being remote only, in person membership drives at registration, back to school events, or any other on campus time is not possible. Schools that are using the California PTA electronic membership powered by Totem are able to accept memberships and many are doing very well.

If your unit is not yet activated in the electronic membership system, you can review the instructions here to get started. Also, your council leaders are able to activate your President and Treasurer (or others) so you can get started.