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United Way of Coles County embraces and encourages diversity in all aspects of its administration, operations, funding, and campaign soliciting by respecting the uniqueness of every individual and by encouraging the contributions of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes but is not limited to race, creed, color, religion, gender, genetic information, gender identity, age (over 40), national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, and any and all characteristics making our staff, board, and volunteers unique.
For United Way of Coles County, diversity refers to respect for individual differences, and United Way expects the inclusion of all people in every aspect of the organization, that the views of all people be considered, that all biases and inequalities be opposed, and that equal opportunity for all people will be provided. United Way of Coles County is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as ensuring all staff, board members, and volunteers are on board.
Our organization denounces racism and discrimination of ALL kinds.
United Way of Coles County embraces differences in age, color, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, political affiliation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and any and all characteristics making our staff, board of directors, and volunteers unique. We value the visible and invisible traits that make you, YOU.
We are committed to using these practices during all facets of our work and are striving to do better daily.
United Way’s Definition of Equity
Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes. United Way of Coles County strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We commit to creating more equitable communities.