The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

 

 

CONNECT, GROW & EMPOWER

 

Employee Resource Groups create supportive, inclusive spaces within the LA Y for staff at all levels, with all backgrounds. Through an ERG, you can find career & personal development tools, have fun, network, engage underserved communities and make your mark by helping to facilitate change. 

Employee Resource Groups are open to all LA Y staff and volunteers.

AARN

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African American Resource Network

APILN

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Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Network

WLRN

Women's Leadership Resource Network

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, April 22

 

From Declarations to Change-The Learning Lounge Experience
Hosted by: YMCA of Metro Dallas 
10 a.m.- 12 p.m. (CST)

Thursday, April 22

 

Stand Against Racism 
Hosted by: YMCA of the USA 
12:30 - 2 p.m. (CST)

Thursday, April 22

 

Concept to Realization: Building an Internal Staff DIG Committee
Hosted by: Old Colony YMCA 
3 – 5 p.m. (CST) 

Friday, April 23

 

Virtual World Café: Why Take A Stand Against Racism 
Hosted by: YMCA of the USA 
10 – 11:30 a.m. (CST) 

Friday, April 23

 

Building an Anti-Racist Foundation
Hosted by: YMCA of San Diego 
1  – 3 p.m. (CST)

Sunday, April 25

 

What is Healthier Than Ending Racism?
Hosted by: YMCA of Greater Houston 
2 - 4 p.m. (CST)

 

YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles’ Commitment to All Statement

The Y is made up of people from all backgrounds working together to strengthen their community. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, immigrant status, income, race, sex, or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We share the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility – they guide everything we do. The Y is committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and welcoming to all. We value an environment that fosters dignity, respect, fairness, and appreciation for all aspects and dimensions of diversity.

 

Diversity, Inclusion, and Global (DIG) Engagement Mission Statement

At the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, we believe we are at our best when we are focused on equity and have fully integrated the practices of Diversity, Inclusion, & Global Engagement into all areas of our operations!