Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Association House of Chicago has long been committed to the goals of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Today, the House takes a firm, explicit, and public stance in support of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized individuals and communities both within our own service areas and beyond.  These commitments acknowledge the fact that nonprofit and social service institutions are not immune from the deep-rooted systemic oppression, racism, anti-Blackness, ableism, xenophobia, and homophobia present in all facets of our everyday lives.  

To eliminate the perpetuation of harmful stereotypes against marginalized individuals and communities, it is important that we continually assess ourselves and our practices and address our own implicit biases. As such, we will work within our institutional structures to implement anti-bias training consistently across all levels of the House. We will maintain dedicated efforts to the recruitment and retention of diverse employees and participants.  We will convene and support the ongoing recommendations of an Association House DEI Committee.  And perhaps of greatest importance, we will maintain dedicated efforts to culture change at Association House.  We are committed to these actions today, tomorrow, and ongoing. 

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