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Diversity and Inclusion

At United Way of Greater Los Angeles (UWGLA), diversity and inclusion inform every aspect of our work. We understand from experience that the best solutions are crafted from diverse perspectives and stakeholders. Our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers come from many walks of life and reflect the many faces that make up our community. Inclusion is essential to what we do. Inclusion creates and strengthens our community and advances the common good. To be a diverse and inclusive system is fundamental to reducing poverty in greater Los Angeles. We actively seek input and fully engage a broad range of partners to help us develop solutions that will result in long lasting change. Moving forward, we will continue to leverage and build upon the talent, strength, and opportunity that is available in greater Los Angeles.

We practice our commitment to diversity by living our values and:

  • Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: UWGLA is committed to building and maintaining an environment that embraces and values differences. UWGLA employees should feel valued and respected, without bias or preference based on difference.


  • Serving the Needs of Diverse Communities: UWGLA will continue to be a leader in funding promising community programs that target diverse populations and communities.


  • Respect and Inclusion of Diverse Volunteers: To be relevant and a viable community partner, UWGLA staff, and volunteers model an awareness of, and understanding and respect for, the many forms of difference reflected in the people and communities served by UWGLA. UWGLA aims to be a role model for volunteer organizations in attracting and building a diverse volunteer base.


  • Accountability and Making a Difference: We strive to fulfill the letter and spirit of our diversity philosophy and to illustrate that through our commitment to excellence. To realize the potential of every member of our organization, we work to create a culture that promotes individual and organizational accountability