CSN’s mission is furthered by Sergio as he provides volunteer oversight as well as “insight” into resources to help the Hispanic community navigate child safety and parenting issues that are unique to his heritage.
Sergio was elected to the National PTA Board of Directors in June 2021. He is the immediate past president for Arizona PTA and was their first male Hispanic president. He believes in the simple rule of “Anyone and Everyone can PTA.”
His passion for the association began when his daughter started kindergarten in 2009. Chavez immediately noticed the benefits of playing an active role at her school and in her education. He became a member of the Orangewood PTA that year and began promoting the mission and vision of PTA to any parent who would listen.
Since that time, Chavez has served as a member of the National PTA Male Engagement, Membership and Program Committees, in addition to his service as Arizona PTA president-elect, NCM regional director and communication specialist, and as Orangewood PTA membership chair and male engagement chair. He has been honored with an Arizona PTA lifetime membership award.
Chavez’s proudest PTA moments include being a part of the march for RED FOR ED, demanding change in the Arizona education system, and being selected out of 1,500 members at the National PTA convention in Austin, Texas, to take part in the Lifetouch Memory mission to go to the Dominican Republic and help build not only a school but a community. Professionally, Chaves is an expert at sports memorabilia which specializes in custom jerseys and personalized apparel. He resides in Arizona with his wife and daughter.