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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

At CARRY, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, equity is valued, and all individuals are respected and empowered. Our organization believes that diversity, in all its forms, strengthens our mission and enhances our ability to create positive change in our communities.

1. Commitment to Diversity: We recognize and embrace the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and identities among our staff, volunteers, partners, and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that respects and values these differences.

2. Equity and Fairness: We are dedicated to promoting equity and fairness in all aspects of our operations, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, and decision-making processes. We strive to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation and advancement of individuals from marginalized or underrepresented groups.

3. Inclusive Practices: We are committed to fostering a culture where everyone feels heard, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique talents and perspectives. We actively seek to create opportunities for dialogue, learning, and collaboration among diverse individuals and groups.

4. Accountability and Continuous Improvement: We hold ourselves accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization. We regularly assess our policies, practices, and programs to identify areas for improvement and implement meaningful changes.

5. Training and Education: We provide ongoing training and educational opportunities to our staff, volunteers, and board members to enhance understanding, awareness, and competency in matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

6. Community Engagement: We engage with diverse communities, listen to their needs, and work collaboratively to address social and systemic challenges that impact equity and inclusion.

7. Non-Discrimination: We do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or bias based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

8. Accessibility: We strive to ensure that our programs, services, and facilities are accessible and inclusive for individuals of all abilities.

9. Reporting and Addressing Concerns: We encourage open communication and provide channels for reporting concerns related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All reports will be taken seriously and addressed promptly and confidentially.

10. Leadership Commitment: Our leadership team is committed to upholding and championing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization's operations and decision-making.

This Diversity, Equity & Inclusion policy represents our commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and will be reviewed periodically to ensure its effectiveness and alignment with our mission.

 

CARRY's Leadership Team 

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