United Way of York County is committed to ensuring that families and individuals in our community thrive and achieve their highest potential
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to achieving our mission, living our values, and advancing the common good. An inclusive approach that centers traditionally underrepresented voices allows us to work collectively and more effectively to fight for the education, health, and economic mobility for all members of our community.
We value dignity, justice, and respect for all of our neighbors, and believe we have a moral and ethical obligation to forward that reality at every level of our organization.
We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission of building a stronger, caring community.
We seek to support and engage the entire community in our community-building work, and oppose all forms of discrimination with regard to race, religion, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran-status, marital status, familial status, socio-economic status or any other difference.
We uphold education as a cornerstone to understanding the history of systemic racism in our country, community, and organization, and the policies that create and perpetuate injustice. Therefore, we will invest in annual anti-racism training for our staff and Board of Directors.
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work, and to do our part to oppose discrimination, combat systemic racism, and protect the basic human rights of every person in our community. We will begin by reviewing our own policies, procedures, and practices, and changing those that are inequitable.
We commit to work intentionally and meaningfully to leverage expertise within our community to provide the strategies, best-practice examples, and success measures to help create more equitable communities and close disparities wherever they exist, including within our own organization.
We acknowledge that this work is ongoing, that we must listen, learn and reflect, that we will make mistakes, and that we must take ownership of these missteps.
This is a journey we’ve already started at United Way of York County, and it is the work that we promise to continue to do.