COMMITTING TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, & BELONGING
CCT rejects hate, racism, and bigotry. We understand that these biases can often be unconscious and institutionally entrenched. CCT also recognizes that the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging path is not one with a terminal destination – it is a journey the organization must continually address through the development of policies, practices, and organizational behaviors. This must occur internally within the organization itself and externally with clients and community stakeholders.
Since 1990, CCT has helped hundreds of Boston-area organizations with over 250 projects addressing some of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged and historically excluded communities within metro-Boston. We remain committed to that mission and purpose, and consider diversity to be a core value that our volunteers share and reflect in their work.
The CCT leadership team and Board of Directors continue to develop a comprehensive plan to become a more diverse and inclusive community. While many of these efforts have been underway for some time, they take on greater urgency in light of the continued racial, health, economic, and social injustices impacting our communities.
We wholly welcome feedback on how to improve our diversity strategy and representation of historically excluded groups. Please contact us with feedback or suggestions below.
OUR DIVERSITY STRATEGY
The following are some examples of our ongoing efforts:
Adapting volunteer outreach to include a more diverse volunteer pool that is more representative of our clients and the communities they serve.
Considering communities impacted as part of the client selection process.
Leadership and Governance
Creating an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee to advise the Board on organizational changes.