New York Center for Interpersonal Development, Inc. (NYCID) stands with all others for equity and justice. In denouncing racism, intolerance, and exclusion, we acknowledge that statements are not enough.
Our organization is taking action with a plan that sets forth actions that will promote and foster a culture that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility throughout the New York Center for Interpersonal Development and the diverse communities we serve in order to achieve our highest potential together.
While the NYCID Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Plan is currently under review by the NYCID board, we offer these initial commitments to our team and our community.
Our approach to achieving diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is rooted in principles of equity. We have chosen to have an intentional but not exclusive focus on race as a way to address systemic racism, while also addressing other forms of oppression and exclusion. This equity approach will allow us to design policies, practices, and strategies that result in fair and equitable opportunities for everyone.
Our plan’s vision is to ensure diversity, as reflected in our leadership and throughout our workforce, offers a valuable range of experiences and perspectives. Our diverse workforce will be an essential asset for developing and providing health and human services that are culturally proficient to address existing and emerging health and social issues.
Further, we offer these definitions: