OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUITY

A commitment to advance issues and causes that result in an equitable future for all

Mission Partners understands and values the role of diversity, inclusion, and equity in fostering the greatest impact in the communities we serve. We intentionally prioritize these principles in our business practices, with our clients, our vendors, and in our communities. We acknowledge that different cultures and groups expressed in the identities and perspectives of our colleagues, clients, partners, vendors, and communities are entitled to equal respect and consideration. Therefore, Mission Partners commits to understand, value, include, and incorporate education, best practices, policies, strategies, and other considerations related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural competence into all aspects of our work.

*Mission Partners operationally defines “Diversity” as valued differences among people based on ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, religion, language, national origin, political belief, creed, race, color, sex, height, weight, geographic location, disability, gender identity, marital status, and veteran status; “Inclusion” as the deliberate action of engaging people from across these valued differences; and “Equity” as the positive outcome(s) that are the result of addressing the specific deprivations experienced by those who have been marginalized in our society—a closing of the opportunity gap between those who have been marginalized and those who have not.  We define “Cultural Competency” as a fluid, ongoing life-long process and skill that involves the representative individual’s ability to think, feel, and act in ways that acknowledge, respect, and build upon ethnic, socio-cultural, and linguistic diversity, allowing individuals to work effectively across differences.