DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT
Diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good. United Way of Androscoggin County fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that by bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together we can more effectively create opportunities for a better life.
United Way of Androscoggin County takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible difference to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives that make all people who they are. Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex issues.
However, we recognize structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have particularly contributed to disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present. We acknowledge those inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people. United Way of Androscoggin County seeks to dismantle disparities and strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, in the shared work of building a better community for all. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create a more equitable community.
We unequivocally denounce all forms of racism and discrimination because they undermine the well-being and vitality of our community. We work with public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.
CODE OF ETHICS
All of us here at United Way of Androscoggin County value the unique trust placed in our organization by members of our community. As a result, we hold ourselves and our organization to the highest ethical standards.