Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Anti – Racism & Ethnic Discrimination Statement

United Way of Etowah County (UWOEC) fights for the health, education, and financial stability of EVERY PERSON in our communities.

UWOEC recognizes structural racism/ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way of Etowah County seeks to dismantle.

UWOEC unequivocally denounces racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.

UWOEC seeks out opportunities to build relationships with all organizations in our communities that serve all areas of our communities. We engage community members and elevate the voices of those who have traditionally been marginalized.

UWOEC commits to leveraging our assets, convening strategic investments, awareness building, grant making, and advocacy to create more equitable communities.


Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of what it means to LIVE UNITED.

UWOEC nurtures and encourages an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that by bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together we can collectively and more effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.

UWOEC opposes any form of discrimination against any individual or organization.

UWOEC values, champions, and embraces diversity in all aspects of our activities and respects others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual.

UWOEC takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences, to affirm the spirit of all individuals, including the realities, background, experiences, skills, and perspective that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results to innovative solutions necessary to address complex issues.