When you walk through our front doors, the first thing you’ll see is large letters printed across the entry wall: “This is a Place for you.”
All are welcome here, and all will be respected and valued. Regardless of your history or life experience, when you enter The Children’s Place, you belong.
Each month a gathering of stakeholders meets as our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, made up of representatives from our staff, Board of Directors, Angel Board and Young Ambassador Board. This group is committed to educating and skill development, overseeing the demographics of the children and families we serve, and working to ensure diverse representation on the Board of Directors and auxiliary boards. Through monthly meetings and ongoing conversations, they work to ensure that this is indeed a Place for you.
This committee oversaw the creation and ongoing discussion of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement, which speaks The Children’s Place’s values of inclusion and ensuring that all are welcome. It includes key language like:
We believe people are our most vital asset, and healing occurs within the context of relationships. We will work to build an inclusive community where all people feel they are noticed and belong.
We celebrate people from every color, race, ethnicity, place of origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, socio-economic status, family structure and those with difference in ability.
No matter who you are, this is a Place for you.
The Children’s Place is committed to these words and knows that this work is an ongoing process. If you would like to have a conversation about our values, we encourage the sharing of ideas. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and your message will be sent to both our President/CEO and the Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.