Equity & Justice Center of Excellence
The Y of Greater Seattle has formalized our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Join us on our journey.
In order to achieve our mission of empowering all people, especially the young to reach their fullest potential, the Y must become an anti-racist organization which is why, on October 1, 2020, our organization took a pledge to formalize the commitment to educating ourselves, having hard conversations, reducing barriers, supporting staff, and unleashing potential for all.
We're beginning these next steps by owning and acknowledging the truths of our past so we may all heal from the harm we have caused. We use this knowledge to inform the anti-racist and equitable future of the Y.
Join us on our journey and review the steps we have taken and how you can get involved.
We've taken three major steps to inform the anti-racist future we envision at the Y.
The Y of Greater Seattle is owning the painful truths of our past to learn, grow and heal our community. Learn More >
We pledge to become an anti-racist organization, and to establish an Equity and Justice Center of Excellence. Learn More >
Our Board of Directors fully supports the work the Y is undertaking. Read the statement of support. Learn More >
We are focused on addressing the needs of our community and dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn More >
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