Invest in Kids is dedicated to building a future where we can no longer predict child and family outcomes, such as healthy pregnancies, child development, and school readiness based on socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or zip code.
To create this future, we incorporate equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging into all aspects of our organization and work.
The statements above, in addition to the definitions of our values, were thoughtfully created by our organization’s Equity Committee, made up of representatives from each of our organization’s teams, in collaboration with our Board of Directors.
The work to refine our organization’s equity statement and define our organizational values was a first step in the fulfillment of our 2021-2024 Strategic Plan. This plan, created in collaboration with the Estrategia group, weaves equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging throughout every aspect of our organization and work, and ensures that “the experiences of parents, families, and communities who are most impacted by systemic oppression and inequities are informing our work at every level.”
You can read the full Strategic Plan and see how these values show up in our goals and direction by clicking here. For more information on the inclusive and collaborative process used to create the statement and values, click here.
We understand that engaging in this work is a long-term, continuous process. We also recognize that we cannot do this work alone; we seek to engage with and learn from both existing and new partners, as well as the families and communities that are central to our work.