United Way of Coastal Carolina Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
The work of United Way of Coastal Carolina, our engagement with donors and our investment of community resources along with our interactions with the public must be built upon the foundation of equity. We know that equity is present when justice and fairness are found within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Equity is a core value and furthers our United Way mission of meeting current and emerging human care needs in Carteret, Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties by mobilizing the resources of community organizations, agencies, donors, recipients, and volunteers. This helps create a thriving community for everyone.
Our mission directs us to prioritize historically marginalized and systematically excluded people. We must focus on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status to end the historical, social, and systemic inequities that persist in our communities. United Way of Coastal Carolina stands against all forms of discrimination, racism, and injustice. We must respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person - the community, the donors, our own staff and families, boards, and volunteers.
Our success will be evident by recognizing and supporting leaders from underrepresented neighborhoods. United Way is committed to engaging these leaders as partners, donors, and volunteers. We can only eliminate inequity when all individuals reach their fullest human potential.
United Way of Coastal Carolina is devoted to learning, a willingness to evolve and expand these commitments as we lead the journey for equitable community change.
Adopted on August 12, 2021 by the United Way of Coastal Carolina Board of Directors