Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belongingness

The Children's Center strives to be an organization that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Through a process that engaged all employees, we developed an organizational statement on our efforts. This statement was adopted by our board, and has codified these guiding principles within our organization.

The Children’s Center is committed to learning, changing, and growing as we continually develop a stronger environment of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging to provide compassionate care to our children and families receiving services, to our team, and to our communities. 

Our goals are to achieve the following:

  • Our clients, team, board, and volunteers reflect the communities we serve
    -Recruitment, hiring, and retention practices promote diversity 
  • Our staff feel they can be their authentic selves at work
  • Growth and leadership opportunities are available to individuals in all roles of the organization
  • We serve as champions for promoting these values
  • We lead by example