We seek to embrace and develop an organizational culture that values feedback at all levels, radical candor, brave space, transparent decision-making processes, inverted organizational structure, antiracist practice, trauma informed and organizational & individual humility.
We recognize the health disparities of people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. We believe that the experiences of these communities must be valued in the work we do. We believe that by operating under the principles, values and frameworks below, we are well positioned to do just that.
We aspire to the below with the awareness that this is an ever unfolding process and we will not do it perfectly.
Trauma Informed Care
We are actively working to engage a trauma-informed approach, which means that we are constantly striving to recognize the widespread impact of trauma and understand that trauma is inclusive of the lived experience of those with marginalized identities and their experiences navigating an existence filled with micro and macro-aggressions. Additionally, we are actively working to reduce and avoid re-traumatization.
Organizational & Individual Humility
We strive to embody and consistently practice what we ascribe to above. We do not strive for perfection. We will inevitably and inadvertently betray our intentions and values. When we do, it will be vital for us to notice, look back, listen, reflect, adjust, pivot and grow before moving forward.