As an agency, Maryhurst strives to elevate and integrate the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work – applying what we share and learn to make a difference in our community.
At Maryhurst, our staff, families, and partners in the community each have their own unique set of backgrounds and circumstances. Understanding and meeting their needs cannot be done effectively without a similarly diverse set of perspectives and leaders. Said another way: a commitment to strengthening DEI at Maryhurst helps us do our job better.
Maryhurst's DEI efforts are guided by a DEI Leadership Team composed of staff representing a variety of programs and functions at the agency. The group meets monthly to check in on progress we're making on important topics related to inclusive and equitable experiences for Maryhurst clients and staff. The DEI Leadership Team sets objectives and evaluates progress toward achieving those goals.
Any interested staff member has the opportunity to join one of several DEI Action Teams:
After a stakeholder process that involved listening sessions with staff, community members and clients, the Maryhurst DEI Leadership team developed a set of commitments that ensure our work is accountable to an important set of standards: