Rappahannock United Way recognizes that structural racism, ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression in our communities have contributed to racial disparities. These disparities have existed in the past and persist in the present. We acknowledge that such policies and practices have resulted in the marginalization of entire populations of people.
At the Rappahannock United Way, we, the staff and Board of Directors:
Envision a community where individuals and families achieve their potential through education, financial stability and healthy living;
Oppose all forms of prejudice, discrimination, antagonism or exclusion based on race, ethnicity or any human diversity that has historically constituted barriers to the open consideration of different points of view, perspectives and lived experiences;
Value the rights of each individual and the differences in people that make them unique. Such differences bring innovation, multiple approaches to problems and consideration of different points of view, which bring better outcomes for the communities we serve;
Embrace the power of diversity by being an organization with a wide range of human differences. This includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious value systems, national origin, personal life experiences, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, cultural backgrounds, educational achievements and political beliefs;
Strive to mirror the makeup of the community in both our staff and Board of Directors;
Implement strategies to integrate diversity and inclusion into all systems, policies, practices, behaviors and partnerships of the organization;
Enrich our community by maintaining a culture of inclusion and respect for each other to reach common goals and outcomes, thus ensuring the overall success of our community.
Rappahannock United Way:
- Is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Recognizes that healthy diversity means diverse points of view and thus listens carefully and values all opinions and eliminates unnecessary barriers to success
- Refuses to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of or by RUW employees or volunteers.