Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties
We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.
We welcome everyone’s unique perspective and experience to help advance our mission and our agenda for change; focused on education, financial stability, health and safety net services for all.
We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and staff member should have equal access to solving community problems.
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our work.
We commit to using these practices for our business and the communities we serve.
We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion for every person in every community.
We oppose all forms of racism.
UWSWAC shares these values of United Way Worldwide:
- Diversity includes expressions of identity reflecting the realities, background, experiences, and perspectives of all individuals, such as the unique attributes of race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, education, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and beliefs.
- Equity ensures just treatment, advancement, and access to opportunities for a safe, healthy, and thriving life while identifying and working to eliminate barriers.
- Inclusion means creating an environment in which all are welcomed, respected, and able to participate and bring their authentic selves to work.
In order to build sustainable, inclusive, and resilient communities and an organizational culture where each employee and volunteer feels valued and supported, UWSWAC is committed to: acknowledging and eliminating inequities within our policies and systems, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our volunteer groups and staff.
We expect staff, volunteers, and community partners to uphold these values as we work together to build a more equitable and inclusive community. Harassment, bullying, and discrimination will not be tolerated. We consider diversity, equity, and inclusion integral to our work, and at the heart of what it means to Live United.