YMCA of the Triangle Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Statement
To fulfill our Mission and purpose of strengthening community for all, the YMCA of the Triangle is committed to being a multicultural, anti-racist and inclusive organization, fully leveraging our collective resources and impact to address social inequities.
Community is Plural, Not Singular.
The YMCA of the Triangle is the region’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by empowering young people, improving the health and well-being of people of all ages and inspiring action in and across communities.
Our Mission – to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all – not only compels us to embrace, reflect and celebrate the richness of diversity within each other and the many communities we serve – it demands it.
Forward Together. For all. For A Better Us.
The YMCA of the Triangle’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is more than just a strategic priority. It is the foundation that enables us to fully deliver our Mission and fulfill our Purpose – strengthening communities and helping all people reach their full potential. It ensures the Y is reflective of our communities, supports staff and volunteer leadership, and strengthens our ability to address critical social issues now and in the future. We believe that our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion creates better people, better communities and a stronger region.
To fulfill our purpose of strengthening community for all, the Y is committed to being a multicultural, anti-racist and inclusive organization, fully leveraging our collective resources and impact to address social inequities.
Our Journey. Our Progress. Our Work Toward Racial Equity
For more than 165 years, the YMCA of the Triangle has served our region. At times in our history, we fell short of fully embracing our black and brown communities and creating a wanted, welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
In recent years, YMCA staff and volunteer leadership have worked with focus and determination to fully live into our Mission – lifting up our efforts to ensure access, inclusion and equity for all members of our community. And while we have made progress as a Y, we know we have much more work to do as an organization.
Today, our journey and our work continue.
YMCA of the USA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Global Engagement
Learn more about the YMCA of the USA's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and global engagement here.
YMCA of the USA is the governing body of YMCAs across the United States.
The Department of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion provides direction to our YMCA to cultivate a climate in which all members are treated equally.
Employee Resource Groups
At the YMCA of the Triangle, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. We invite all employees to participate in employee-led Employee Resource Groups.
As we create supportive spaces within our Y, we must continue to learn and grow. We invite you to view these resources.
Events, Heritage Months & Commemorations
At the Y, we acknowledge, celebrate and explore racial, ethnic and religious holidays and celebrations that add to our dimensions of diversity.
Our Journey & Our Work
At the YMCA of the Triangle, we're on a journey to become an anti-racist multicultural organization at all levels. This includes embracing volunteer advocates for this work and ensuring supplier diversity.
Work at the Y
The YMCA of the Triangle is an inclusive organization dedicated to serving the unique and diverse communities in our region.