Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
United Way of the Capital Region Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
United Way of the Capital Region is dedicated to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion by empowering families to be independent. We collaborate with residents and public and private partners to collectively create solutions that ensure the community has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals
- Become more diverse, inclusive and equitable as an organization so that we are more credible addressing these same issues in the community. United Way of the Capital Region will only partner with and/or fund organizations that align with our values.
- Leverage expertise within and outside our United Way to provide the strategies, best practice examples and success measures to help create more equitable communities and close disparities wherever they exist. We will look to partner with organizations and individuals in the community successfully leading efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Deepen business and community leaders’ understanding of community issues and data. United Way will leverage our ability to provide opportunities for business and community leaders to convene, strategically invest their resources and build awareness for a more equitable community.
Our collective future requires that all of us — as individuals and families, neighborhood groups and faith communities, small businesses and large companies, schools and governments — commit to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and fighting racism in all its forms. Please join us in this very important work and choose to truly LIVE UNITED.