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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The Y excels by intentionally engaging the entire organization and actively involving staff, and volunteers in the development and implementation of diversity, inclusion, and global efforts. This helps YMCAs create an environment where members and the community feel appreciated, connected and welcomed. Ensuring that Y staff, volunteers, members and community stakeholders know and represent the community is vital to organizational success and advancing the Y’s cause of strengthening community.

Recruitment and Retention
​The Y actively and intentionally recruits from a diverse pool of candidates and actively seeks ways to promote and support current staff and volunteers.

Leadership Development
​Staff and volunteers are trained to be inclusive leaders through the development of cultural competencies and through participation in a variety of professional development opportunities.

Measurement
Y leaders, both on staff and board, are engaged and accountable for diversity and inclusion goals and participate in measuring progress.

Community Engagement of immigrant and newcomer populations.

For more information regarding global outreach, please contact Cristina Ballesteros, Association Director – Diversity, Inclusion & Recruitment, at [email protected] or (858) 292-9622.