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The Work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

“Increase our diversity and equity knowledge to strengthen our behaviors, practices and values.”
 
This statement is one of the thirteen objectives you will find in our recently approved, three-year strategic plan that will guide our work in 2018-20.
 

Learning and Taking Action

What our DEI plan will look like in practice is still being developed by both our staff and our board. Among the activities that have already begun or are about to include:

As we look ahead to 2018

At this time of year, resolutions are everywhere. Setting goals is important, but the true key to success is to also create a plan. Just like you, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is committed to success. We are just a few days away from January 1. Which means our organization is wrapping up a 3-year strategic plan and will begin implementing our 2018-2020 plan next week.

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After 20,000 Phone Calls - a farewell to a stellar teammate

You read that blog title right. Since January of 2014, Monika, our team mate and friend, handled more than 20,000 INCOMING phone calls in her role as an information and referral specialist for NC 2-1-1. When we specify "incoming" that means that these are just the calls that came into our call center, what it doesn't include are the thousands and thousands of calls that she made on behalf of those people in our community.

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