UNITED FOR EQUITY
Creating inclusive, sustainable change
Community development, investment, and training related to DEI
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AT UWNCNM
We take the broadest possible view of diversity:
- We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.
- We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
- We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.
- We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.
- We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.
We share the values of United Way Worldwide
For UWNCNM, diversity includes expressions of identity reflecting the realities, background, experiences, and perspectives of all individuals, such as the unique attributes such as 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 and power imbalances. Inclusion means creating an environment in which all are welcomed, respected, and able to fully participate and bring their authentic selves to work.
In order to build sustainable, inclusive, and resilient organizations and communities and an organizational culture where each employee and volunteer feels valued and supported, UWNCNM is committed to:
- Substantive learning, accountability for cultural competency, and formal, transparent policies;
- Acknowledging and eliminating any inequities within our policies and systems; and
- Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our volunteer groups and staff. We expect staff, volunteers, and collaborative 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.
- In humility, we acknowledge that this journey is long, and we are just beginning.
For more information about our DEI initiatives, contact our CEO, Rodney Prunty.
21-Day Equity Challenge
Are you ready to address racial equity?
The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. We hope you take advantage of this endeavor and that it will lead to ample reflection on how we can all do better in addressing racial equity both at work, and in our personal lives.
Are You Ready To Take The Challenge?
It is recommended to incorporate a support system when taking the challenge. Work through the challenges with a team of collegues, church members, or group of friends for peer-to-peer support.