Get to Know The Center’s Values
The Center has committed to embedding racial equity principles into all internal and external work. For our programming and service provision to be truly equitable, and for us to achieve our mission, we must recognize and respond to the long-term, pervasive effects of all forms of racism on our community members, partners, and staff alike.
Establishing equity-centered values is one way we are enabling The Center’s transformation into a more equitable, inclusive home for the LGBTQ+ community. The Center went through an extensive process in 2022 led by a staff committee and feedback from staff, Board, and community members to define explicit values for The Center. These values will guide the organization’s decisions, culture, practices, and policies and help us to avoid white dominant values.
We are now using these values as a compass to ensure that The Center’s programs, policies, culture, and decisions align with our commitments to equity.