Our Core Focus
To build the capacity of individuals, through experiential learning and engagement with one another, to become confident, equipped leaders who advocate for diversity and social justice in their communities, schools and workplaces.
Our Core Values
We believe that social justice exists when people experience no discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, age, belief, ability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics of identity or group membership.
- We believe all people are created equal; therefore, equity and inclusion are legitimate expectations for people of all social identities.
- We educate and advocate for justice, inclusion and equity among people of every race, ethnicity, sexual identity, ability, socio-economic class, religion or spiritual system. Together, we stand against all forms of bias, prejudice and discrimination.
- We recognize, analyze and challenge institutional structures of power and privilege and the role these play in creating attitudes, behaviors, and practices that support systems of exclusion and oppression.
- We believe that young people and adults can be taught to recognize and analyze individual, intergroup and institutional discrimination. Each of us has personal agency and when we work together, we have the power to create just and inclusive schools, communities and workplaces.
- We believe that each individual has inherent value. Therefore, our efforts to educate, build awareness and equip people are intentionally inclusive, respectful, and grounded in the principles of dialogue. We provide a safe space for all people to learn without fear of judgment.
- We believe that a society that seeks equity in its workplaces must continually challenge and correct policies, practices, behaviors and assumptions that guarantee privilege for some and disadvantage for others based on social identity. Such a society sees value in the breadth of human diversity.