Why Inclusion?

Our responsibility as an organization is to create an environment where participants and staff feel welcomed, respected, valued and heard; approach our work with cultural humility; and provide our staff with tools and educational opportunities to promote inclusive practices.

ECS Racial Equity Principles

We condemn racism and inequality. We are committed to working for fundamental change in all of our systems that practice racism—both conscious and unconscious.


We affirm that ECS makes every effort for all our employees to be safe at work and free from racism and discrimination. We aspire to make that real in their non-work lives. ECS does not condone any form of racism and/or discrimination towards any of our employees or participants.


We affirm that our core work is to address the root causes of poverty, discrimination, and access to opportunity, which have at their core a history of racism.


We call for justice to be administered fairly and equitably for all in our society.


We acknowledge the need for open and honest dialogue with all of our stakeholders on the issues of racism, inequality, inclusion, and poverty, and we accept the consequences of different opinions and views fearlessly.