Equity Statement

Equity Statement:

Lena Pope is committed to equality and equity for all, regardless of race, color, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, disability, age, religious conviction, genetic information, gender, transgender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. We know through experience that diverse ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger, more creative, and compassionate environment that delivers better results. We value the dignity and humanity of each individual we encounter and we denounce racism, intolerance, and exclusion in all forms.  

Statements alone are not enough, so we are committed to holding ourselves and our organization accountable. By undertaking an intentional journey to examine ourselves and our systems, policies, and practices, we seek to uncover bias and to discover areas where we fall short so that we may address  and grow from them.  

We are committed to being a partner in diversity, equity, and inclusion to each other, to those we serve, and to our community.