Diversity Vision Statement

East Bay Community Action Program strives to be recognized as the premiere Health And Human Services Agency in the East Bay.

To help realize that vision, we recognize that continued success in meeting the needs of our clients and customers, both internal and external, requires the full and active participation of talented and committed individuals regardless of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disabilities, age, religious affiliation, socio-economic status or sexual orientation.

By fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and support, we can begin to value and appreciate the strengths afforded by the differences, styles, ideas, and organizational contributions of each person.

We will achieve the ultimate goal of workplace diversity when EBCAP enhances its ability to recruit, retain, and tap the full potential of Employees at all levels and is diverse enough to:

 Reflect the population and socioeconomic circumstances of our clients;

 Eliminate biases that may be in the workforce; and

 Embrace and promote a culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

Diversity complements EBCAP’s core values of primacy of the customer, quality service, dignity and worth of each individual and professional competence. It encompasses the way we work, the work environment, and respect for people and ideas.

Diversity includes everyone and everything. While its primary focus may often revolve around issues of previous discrimination based on race and gender, we can neither define nor limit diversity solely by these factors.

Diversity extends to ethnicity and culture, disability status, religious affiliation, socio economic status, age, personal and work history, education, personality-including lifestyle, sexual orientation, geographic origin, tenure with the Agency and management or non-management position. It also encompasses varying management styles and ways of thinking, leadership abilities, teamwork, empowerment, skill levels, experiences, viewpoints, expression of thoughts and differing ways of delivering services - provided there is consistency in the values we share.

Diversity is inclusion. It stresses equal opportunity, recognizes and respects the multitude of differences that Employees bring to the workplace, and acknowledges the changing “face” of the clients that we serve.

Full cooperation by all EBCAP stakeholders in affirming diversity is expected. We strive for diversity to be embraced by all as a living culture and a continuous learning process both at work and in life.