NCCD Now: Diversity and Inclusion
May 8, 2017 | NCCD
For over a century, NCCD has worked to better the social systems designed to protect children, families, and communities. Because an essential part of NCCD’s work is promoting justice and equity within these systems, we as an organization want to embody both of these ideals.
One way to do this is by committing to best practices around equity in the workplace, which NCCD has done by instituting a Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The committee charter spells out NCCD’s intent to be an organization that values all staff members for their unique assets, experiences, and perspectives. The charter also includes a list of objectives and how the committee, composed of NCCD staff, will function moving forward.
Over the next several weeks, we will share information about NCCD’s efforts in the areas of diversity and inclusion along with committee members’ reflections on diversity and inclusion at NCCD, in their work, and in their lives.
*Pictured at right: NCCD’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Read the posts in this series here:
A Hard Look in the Mirror: When It Doesn’t Reflect the Diversity You Seek, by Kathy Park, NCCD CEO
The Benefits of Inclusivity: From the Personal to the Organizational, by Tim Gonzalez, NCCD Desktop Support
Awareness of Disparities Leads to Social Justice Work, by Alysia Chang, NCCD Business Analyst
Why Diversity Is Important in Child Protection, by Matthew Levenson, NCCD Program Associate
Communities of Identities: A White Girl’s Perspective on Diversity and Inclusion, by Katie Meyer, NCCD Program Associate
Six Ways to Lead Diversity and Inclusion Work in Your Organization, by Kathy Park, NCCD CEO
Q&A With the NCCD Interns, by NCCD