At United Way Of South Central Oklahoma, We Value Diversity, As Well As The Dignity And Worth Of Each Employee And Volunteer, And Believe That An Inclusive And Diverse Group Of Volunteers And The Workforce Is Critical To Our Continued Success.
United Way of South Central Oklahoma's goal is to be a model for championing diversity, welcoming, and serving everyone.
Diversity is valuing individuals without regard to race, religion, color, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, and age.
We need diversity because our work has taught us its value. Every day, we experience changing needs in our community.
Our ability to embrace diversity and make it an integral part of our business will enable us to serve our contributors, volunteers, and Community Partners more effectively. It will also help us to attract new volunteers, new employees, and new givers.
Our goal is to have our board of directors, management, staff, agencies, and volunteers genuinely demonstrate the principles of diversity, which enrich our community. Our vision is to be an inclusive culture, promoting respect for individuals and diverse ideas through engagement and collaboration.
We recognize structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present. We acknowledge those inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people. We unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities. United Way of South Central Oklahoma seeks to dismantle disparities and strives to engage residents and community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, in the shared work of fortifying equity and empowerment. We work with public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We maintain that building and sustaining equity requires an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion that is fully expressed in our organizational culture, values, norms, and behaviors.