Values and Guiding Principles


Our Values are the foundation of our organization and guide our thinking, actions, decisions, responses and priorities.


We consistently uphold honesty, genuineness and accountability.  Our foundation is a strong work ethic, grounded in a steadfast adherence to respectful and ethical practice.


We believe in fostering connections among individuals to build a community dedicated to our vision and mission. We also believe in working with and being of service to the many communities with whom we work.


We believe that when individuals act together, social change can occur.  We value working respectfully with others toward common goals. We believe we are stronger together and that unified action is essential to increase the impact of our collective work.


We believe that expansive, imaginative thinking and action generate powerful and innovative solutions. We value the time, space and freedom that allow creativity to bloom.


We challenge ourselves individually and organizationally to look past constraints—striving to be our best through consciously taking risks. In the spirit of innovation, we commit to pushing the boundaries of not just what is doable, but what is possible.


We believe in expressing and celebrating joy, nurturing it in others and ourselves. We endeavor to approach our work from a place of joyfulness, holding that as one of the greatest possibilities in life.


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