Equity Statement

At Sunbeam, we respect the inherent dignity and worth of all persons. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. We believe an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment is fundamental to achieving our mission. Our equity statement outlines our commitment and actions we take to uphold this commitment.


Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion


1. Respect: We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, ensuring that all voices are heard and respected. We strive to create a culture where every individual feels valued and empowered.

2. Equitable Practices: We are dedicated to implementing equitable practices within our organization and in our work with individuals we serve. This includes fair treatment, access, and opportunities for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, disability or degree thereof, national origin, immigration status, domestic/marital status, political affiliation or opinion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, HIV status, AIDS status, genetic information, developmental level, and any characteristic or identification protected by federal, state, or local laws.

3. Community: We are committed to actively engaging with and being responsive to the diverse communities we serve. We aim to build strong, collaborative relationships with community members and stakeholders to understand and address their unique needs and perspectives.

4. Growth. We recognize that achieving equity is an ongoing process that requires continuous learning and improvement. We commit to regularly assessing our policies, practices, and outcomes to identify and address inequities and to share our progress transparently.

5. Leadership and Accountability: Our leadership is accountable for fostering an inclusive and equitable organizational culture. We will provide the necessary resources and support to ensure that all staff, volunteers, and board members are equipped to contribute to Sunbeam’s equity commitment.


Action Steps


  • Training and Education: Provide ongoing training and education for staff, volunteers, and board members on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Policy Review and Development: Regularly review and update our policies and practices to ensure they promote equity and inclusion.
  • Diverse Recruitment and Retention: Implement strategies to recruit, retain, and support a diverse workforce and board.
  • Inclusive Programs and Services: Design and deliver programs and services that are inclusive and accessible.
  • Staff Involvement: Provide resources and support to Sunbeam’s Beamer Belonging Council, charged with helping ensure Sunbeam’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Feedback Mechanisms: Establish and maintain mechanisms for receiving and acting on feedback to improve our equity efforts.

This statement serves as a guiding document for Sunbeam’s commitment to equity and our ongoing efforts to create a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment for all.