WSCC recognizes the uniqueness and value of each person and is committed to creating an environment that is safe, accessible, inclusive, and respectful of community members, Board members, staff, and others. WSCC recognizes there is inequity within our state and the marginalization of groups of people based on economics, race and/or ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and others. WSCC is committed to acting against racism and oppression in all its forms in our work throughout the state with our system partners, families, and community members. We commit to continue to learn and grow in this area and have difficult conversations when needed in order to ensure we create the environment of safety, accessibility, inclusivity, and respect that we strive for.
Diversity and inclusion are more than just words to us—they are two of our core values. We are driven to bust stigma wherever we find it and to help create a better world for the children and families we serve.
Acknowledgement of America’s First Peoples
Washington State Community Connectors acknowledges that we use locations statewide that are on the homelands of Native peoples, who have lived in this region from time immemorial. Currently, there are 34 tribes, 29 of which are federally recognized that share traditional homelands and waterways in what is now Washington State. Some of these are nations and confederacies that represent multiple tribes and bands. We express our deepest respect for and gratitude towards these original and current caretakers of the region.
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