The H.O.P.E. Strategy focuses on breaking down employment barriers for marginalized and underserved individuals.
Vision – A world where every person regardless of age, ability, or background is living and working to their full potential and highest level of independence.
Mission statements – Helping people discover their potential and supporting them in making changes to bring this potential into the world.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement – Our Helping Others Pursue Excellence (H.O.P.E.) programs values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to our mission.
We acknowledge that historical and institutional barriers—particularly racial bias and discrimination—play a role in widening the gap in employment and who has access to opportunities. Our H.O.P.E. Strategy focuses our work on individuals who have been marginalized, underserved, and underrepresented, specifically individuals who:
We acknowledge and value the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender identity and expression, class, sexual orientation, ability, age, national origin, and religious/spiritual identities.
Our H.O.P.E. programs welcomes into our community and programs anyone regardless of age, ability, race, sexual orientation, or religion.
H.O.P.E. Strategy and programs will differentiate itself from its competitors by targeting participants that are marginalized and underserved.
Marginalization: What It Means and Why It Matters
Marginalization occurs when certain people — or, in a workplace setting, employees — are treated as invisible, as if they aren't there or their skills or talents are unwelcome or unnecessary.
Click below to learn how our H.O.P.E. Strategy programs are breaking down the barriers of employment for this often forgotten segment of our communities.