ABLED is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. ABLED strives to ensure that all staff, clients, partners, vendors, and Board members are treated with respect and dignity.
For the purposes of this statement, Diversity refers to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual identity, familial status, age, disability and socio-economic status; Inclusion is valuing, respecting, and encouraging the full participation of each individual in the life and leadership of the organization; Equity is a process that ensures all people have the opportunity to contribute, develop, and grow despite historical, structural, legislative, racial, and socio-economic inequities.
We are an organization that celebrates the rich diversity of the greater Sacramento metropolitan region. We will not tolerate discrimination, biases, harassment or bullying of any kind. We are an organization that celebrates the richness of our diverse community, regardless of race, socio-economic status, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, or marital status.
As an organization and Board of Directors, we agree to be guided by these principles and pledge that they will be reflected in our vision, mission, strategic planning, programming, governance, and Board composition. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends to our staff, our members, and the programs we develop and support.