Diversity Statement

The United Way of El Paso County is committed to creating a working environment that values and utilizes the contribution of its employees and board of directors from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  The United Way of El Paso County recognizes that all people have different qualities, skills, qualifications, experience and attitudes.  Each person is valued for his/her unique gifts and talents; and is valued based on individual characteristics rather than on stereotypes or assumptions.  Valuing and making the most of these differences can improve the workplace for individuals and enhance the overall performance of the United Way.

Diversity broadly encompasses the mixture of similarities and differences along several dimensions: race, national origin, ability, religion, sexual orientation, age and gender.  It includes values, cultures, concepts, learning styles and perceptions that individuals possess. Diversity is about creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe and inclusive working environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members’ contributions. 

Approved: May 19, 2004