Commitment to Diversity


Diversity is essential for ASC to achieve its mission. A commitment to diversity is a deeply held value, but it is also a practical necessity for the organization to achieve its objectives.

For ASC, a commitment to diversity means:

  • Ongoing, active, and meaningful engagement with the diverse communities in this region
  • Programs and decision-making that is informed by, and responsive to, the priorities of diverse communities
  • A staff and board that is diverse
  • Regular staff and board diversity training
  • Ongoing active board and staff recruitment among underrepresented groups
  • A broad definition of diversity that includes race, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
  • Safe and effective ways for concerns related to diversity to be shared
  • Regular reporting and easy availability of information related to ASC’s diversity performance
  • Maintaining a diversity action plan

Click here to download Diversity Action Plan (PDF).