Diversity Initiatives

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast at Advocates

Advocates holds the belief that diversity adds value to our organization and enriches the lives of our employees and the people we serve. We are committed to a creating an agency-wide culture that embraces diversity, promotes inclusion, and fosters cultural competence. As part of this commitment, we have created two committees that focus on our goals in these areas.

The Diversity Advisory Council

Advocates’ Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is open to and comprised of representatives from all areas of the Advocates community. Staff members lead monthly meetings with a focus on planning events, building awareness, and sharing information about diversity-related best practices and concerns.

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Senior Leadership Team Diversity Subcommittee

The Diversity Subcommittee of Advocates’ Senior Leadership Team provides guidance and oversite of all initiatives related to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Composed of senior-level staff, the Diversity Subcommittee meets monthly, sponsors quarterly diversity trainings for senior leaders, and promotes and upholds the following principles:

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Featured Stories

Kenya Outreach Project

James Irungu, (Clinical Program Manager at Advocates and Director of Advocates Kenya Outreach Project) grew up in Kenya, so he knows firsthand the challenges facing Kenyan children with disabilities.