We commit to developing racially conscious partnerships and processes that anticipate unintended outcomes and ensure the inclusion of all people we serve, for our community, and our organization. (Adopted July 2020)
Diversity Inclusion Statement
DIVERSITY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND PERSONNEL PRACTICES: Each individual associated with United Way of the Lakeshore will be treated with dignity and respect. United Way of the Lakeshore will seek out and implement innovative methods to include all the diverse elements that make up the unique fabric of our community. We commit to positive action to represent in all aspects of our organization our community as it currently exists and evolves. Discrimination in employment or volunteer activities and harassment of any individuals is strictly prohibited. United Way will abide by all laws related to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local law. To support and uphold these practices, we will: (1) Recognize the distinct differences of individuals and respect those differences; (2) Respect the work-related needs of others, and adhere to all United Way personnel policies and practices; (3) Refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment; (4) Strive to create an environment conducive to professionalism and diversity.