Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
For more than 100 years, the United Way of Wyoming Valley has sought to strengthen our community and help those in need. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, we are deeply committed to our mission and continuously seek to ensure that we use our resources in the most impactful way.
We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. As such, every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. We value the uniqueness of every individual, the importance of community, and the power of the collective good.
The United Way of Wyoming Valley does not discriminate against others based on, but not limited to, race, national origin, creed, color, religious belief, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity. We recognize that throughout our nation’s history, however, structural racism, ethnic discrimination, and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities and other inequities that have marginalized certain populations. We denounce racism and ethnic discrimination, sexism, prejudice, and injustice in all forms.
The United Way of Wyoming Valley will continue to uphold these values and beliefs in pursuit of our mission and service to our community. They will guide our practices and policies that govern employment, volunteerism, funding decisions, service delivery, as well as our relationships with donors, partners, and the community.