Diversity & Inclusion Value Statement
Diversity and inclusion is a journey, not a destination. We firmly believe that to successfully carry out our organizational vision and mission, the Lycoming County United Way must be committed to diversity.
We believe diversity goes beyond visible differences and affirms the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are. Equity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to Live United. Our strength lies in our partnerships with individuals and organizations. Only by working together can we overcome the complex issues that face our community. United we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community in Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties.
The Lycoming County United Way is strong as an organization and central to our community because of the respect, dignity, and value we give to all individuals; and because we aspire to involve people from all segments of our community in every aspect of our work. Our intent is to create and sustain an environment that encourages all individuals to reach their fullest potential in a positive and productive manner.
The Lycoming County United Way board of directors, staff, volunteers and partners are held accountable for promoting and fostering diversity, inclusiveness and equal opportunity for all.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is clearly stated in the following guidelines:
- Value, champion and embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of Lycoming County United Way activities;
- Respect others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other characteristic, including those protected by law;
- Treat people with dignity, respect and compassion; and
- Foster a trusting work environment which supports and promotes equal opportunity; and which is free of harassment, intimidation, and unlawful discrimination.
Diversity and inclusion are two of our greatest strengths and essential elements to the success of our organization. We are committed to ensuring our actions conform to the spirit and intent of our values of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, dignity and respect for all. Our solution is the same as always: To live better, we must live United.