Vision Statement:  The Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs is committed to fostering a greater ability for YMCAs across the state to advance equity.

Commission:  The Y is committed to becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization - an organization that intentionally promotes inclusion in all aspects, ensures and sustains diverse representation in our leadership and leads social change in our communities through anti-racist policies, words and actions.

Working towards advancing equity is a collective effort that requires individual, organizational, and societal change. There is no Equity without action. Equity is an outcome of intentional and community-driven diversity, inclusion and global engagement work towards systemic change.

We commit that the work of becoming an Anti-Racist and Equitable organization will take ALL of us - including Allies, DIG leaders and Black, Brown, Indigenous people working together so no one group shoulders the burden alone. As we advance as a multi-cultural organization, we are committed to uplifting all dimensions of diversity.

Sub-Committees:  The committee strives to advance equity on three levels: Alliance, Organizational and Staff. Sub-committees are working in each of these three areas to support individual staff members, help lead organization change, and guide the Alliance in becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization.

Brave Space Discussions

Out of Your Comfort Zone
Brave Space Discussions begin May 30th at 2:00 pm and continue monthly on the 4th Thursday June-December.


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