We fight for every person in our communities

United Way of Hampshire County constantly reassesses social issues  and the role we play in helping improve them. They are complex--often old and deeply imbedded in our institutions--and our understanding changes over time. To remain a most relevant partner, funder, collaborator, and advocate we must keep up. Vital to this evolving role is our deepening work around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

More than 125 years ago, the diverse community leaders who founded United Way crossed cultural, religious, and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity, equity, and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good.

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE

(We adopt United Way Worldwide’s purpose statement)

We take the broadest possible view of diversity.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.