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Diversity Policy

United Way of Berks County plays a unique role in the community as a leader in the health and human services sector. We firmly believe that to successfully carry out our organizational vision and mission, United Way of Berks County must be committed to diversity.

We understand that United Way of Berks County is strong as an organization and central to our community because of the respect, dignity, and value we give to all individuals; and because we aspire to involve people from all segments of our community in every aspect of our work. Our intent is to create and sustain an environment that encourages all individuals to reach their fullest potential in a positive and productive manner.

United Way of Berks County staff members, volunteers, or representatives are held accountable for promoting and fostering diversity, inclusiveness and equal opportunity for all stakeholders. By their actions we ensure our organizational priorities and decision-making processes are the best they can be.

United Way of Berks County’s commitment is clearly stated in the following guidelines:

  • Value, champion and embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of United Way of Berks County activities.
  • Respect others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or other characteristic, including those protected by law
  • Treat people with dignity, respect and compassion
  • Foster a trusting work environment which supports and promotes equal opportunity; and which is free of harassment, intimidation, and unlawful discrimination

In summary, diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is an essential element to the success of our organization. We are committed to ensuring our actions conform to the spirit and intent of our strongly held values of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, dignity and respect for all.