United Way of Greater Warren County believes firmly that all of us should feel like we belong. We are opposed
to all discrimination, racism, bigotry, oppression and hate; overt or otherwise, because it undermines the well-being and
vitality of our region and is in direct opposition to what humanity is. As an anti-racism organization, we vow to
purposefully identify, discuss, and challenge all factors of inequity and the impacts they have on our organization,
its systems, its people, and our region. To value diversity is to respect and appreciate race, religion, skin color, ethnicity,
gender, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical abilities, age, parental status,
work and behavioral styles and the perspectives of each individual shaped by their experiences.
To be inclusive is to create equitable access to opportunities and resources so that everyone can
contribute to success. It also means bringing together unique individual backgrounds to collectively and
more effectively address the issues facing our communities.
We recognize structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to
persistent disparities which United Way of Greater Warren County seeks to aid in dismantling.
We understand that these disparities have existed in the past and persist into the present. We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people.
United Way of Greater Warren County is committed to working with our region and its leaders to end these inequalities.
To accomplish this, we know we engage our entire community, especially those whose voices have historically been marginalized, in support of the shared work for fortifying equity and empowerment. We will continue to work with nonprofit, public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support,
opportunities, and networks they need to thrive and feel like they belong in the community in which they live.
All team and board members are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion. All team and board members
are provided opportunities for and strongly encouraged to complete cultural competency training to enhance their
knowledge of diverse perspectives and community. We commit to evaluate our practices, our biases, our attitudes,
our investments and to be vocal on our stand against systemic racism.
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