Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We know the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is unique to every United Way community around the world. Below is United Way Worldwide’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement of Principle which outlines our commitment to building sustainable, inclusive, and resilient organizations and communities.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE

We take the broadest possible view of diversity. We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are. We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community. LIVE UNITED

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Thank you to San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles police departments for joining our initiative

As we continue to design and implement our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative, we are adding to our list of community partners. Most recently, the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles police departments have reached out to us in an effort to join us as we work to build and sustain a just, equitable, and inclusive Central Coast.

 

 

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Black Lives Matter:          
Our Collective Commitment to Racial Justice

Californians from every background and generation are braving a global pandemic to march for racial justice. All across the Golden State, we are saying the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many more Black Americans who have been unjustifiably killed by police.

California’s United Ways share in the deep sorrow and anger of our neighbors, and we stand in solidarity with those demanding justice and change in order to overcome the continued loss and devaluing of Black lives, rooted in a deeply painful history of violence and police brutality against our communities of color, particularly our Black communities.

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United Way of San Luis Obispo County Staff and Board of Directors mourn the loss of George Floyd’s life

San Luis Obispo, CA – May 29, 2020 - We are saddened that this death occurred at a time when many of us are
working diligently to step up in support of our neighbors – of all races and ethnicities.

United Way of San Luis Obispo County strives to foster structural change by addressing root causes in order to safeguard the future of our community. Our Core Values include Integrity, Inclusiveness, Transparency, Accountability, and Leadership.

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