Advancing Equity

JEDI is our Ys commitment to:

  • Justice – the principle that people receive that which they deserve;
  • Equity – fair treatment, access and opportunity, adjustment to imbalances;
  • Diversity – qualities of uniqueness in all people, abilities, and perspectives;
  • Inclusion – a welcoming, valued environment of belonging for all ideas and voices.

This commitment starts with our Y’s promise  our Equity Statement, that drives how we show up each day for our team members, those we serve, and those we welcome to our Y.

Read the press release announcing our JEDI promise.

Take our JEDI Pledge.

Thanks for joining our Welcoming Week!

Here for All

40% of the population today represent BIPOC (Black, Indigenous people of color) backgrounds.
1 in 4 kids under age 6 are the children of immigrants.
43.1 million people are living in poverty in the U.S.
Millennials are now the largest generation in U.S. history.
19% of Americans live with disabilities.
9 million U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as of 2018

Our communities are changing. Our Y is here to respond with meaningful support across all dimensions of diversity. JEDI identifies areas for sustainable change and presents opportunities for all people to come together toward a common good. Visit links for ways our Y supports our most vulnerable neighbors.

  • Mental Health – Strengthening children, teens and adults living with depression, substance abuse, and difficult situations since 1974
  • Welcoming Week – Sept. 11-15 celebrating diversity and welcoming immigrant populations to our Y
  • Community Outreach – Developing the full potential of children, teens and community
  • Family Success – Nurturing prevention and positive outcomes
  • Financial Assistance – No one is turned away for the inability to pay
  • Togetherhood® – Activating volunteers for social good
  • Chronic Disease – Supporting optimal health and well-being for people living with disability and chronic disease
  • Traumatic Loss Coalition – Response and support in times of crisis

Here for Good

Here are some of our ongoing commitments as we progress on our organizational anti-racism journey:

  • We uphold high standards for intentional, inclusive language and behavior to ensure that people of all dimensions of diversity feel welcome and included at the Y
  • We are partnering with community leaders to make anti-racism training and resources available to Y staff and volunteers
  • Through community events, we will build bridges between people of all walks of life, and create brave spaces for the safe exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives