Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to achieving United Way of Northeast Louisiana's mission of helping people and improving community.

We believe it’s critical to foster and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that by bringing these diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we can collectively and more effectively create a stronger community for all by engaging the power of diverse talents to produce innovative solutions to some of Northeast Louisiana’s most complex community issues. Diversity and inclusion have always been and will continue to be at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.*

In 2002, United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s Board of Directors developed a set of values that remains current today: inclusiveness, integrity, compassion, respect, dignity, and positive impact. United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s Board of Directors has formed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and named a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Chair as a part of its Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

*The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement is evaluated and updated on a regular basis by volunteer leadership.