East Cascades Works
Equity and Inclusion Commitment Statement

At East Cascades Works we envision a region with thriving communities where all residents have access to education and training which leads to living-wage jobs, and businesses finding the qualified talent they need to succeed. 

We understand that our movement and our organization are fortified when we embrace inclusion. To that end, we commit to invite and include individuals with diverse cultural and historical perspectives to our board and staff.  We commit to embedding a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens in our organizational culture, our practices and our talent.  We commit to setting high expectations of our contracted partners and providers and will make decisions based on the strength of their own commitments to DEI. 

Diversity creates pathways to innovation and provides opportunity for growth.  It does not include an erasure of history and we acknowledge past wrongs and how those wrongs impact the present.  We commit to creating space for open discourse and will provide a welcoming environment to build community. 

To fulfill our mission, we will be active participants in the conversation to identify and call out systemic issues.  We will use our platform to spread awareness related to social injustice issues and we will move this work forward through unity, humility, inquisitiveness and bravery.