“At KIND, we believe diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are fundamental to advocating for a world in which children’s rights and well-being are protected as they migrate alone in search of safety. We support and prioritize our staff’s need to feel valued, included, and have a sense of belonging within our organization. We commit to prioritizing DEIB efforts by aligning our actions with our values, establishing best practices, and implementing programs to remove barriers that affect staff retention, morale, and advancement. We believe in moving the needle beyond just words to transformative action that embeds DEIB in all that we do. It is a way of working that is transparent throughout the entire employee experience at KIND, beginning with the screening of candidates to an employee’s departure from the organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging inform our delivery on mission, guide our collective decision-making, and are at the forefront of the work we do with each other and the clients we serve at KIND every day.”
At KIND, we envision an organization that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging by actively challenging the systems of oppression that adversely impact our clients, staff, and the work we do together advocating for a world in which children's rights and well-being are protected as they migrate alone in search of safety. We acknowledge bias and privilege create, perpetuate, and result in the marginalization of groups of people. We believe recognizing, evaluating, and challenging how systems adversely impact historically marginalized communities are the first steps toward building a more inclusive and equitable world and work environment. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through all of our actions and decision making to build a dignified and inclusive workplace for all staff to feel included, welcomed, and valued in the work we do with each other, clients, and external partners.