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Our Values

SAY San Diego partnerships, youth programs and services address the comprehensive needs of the entire child, individual or family rather than focusing on one symptom or about a specific problem. SAY engages the San Diego community to work collaboratively and partners with organizations such as schools, community coalitions, and local government to create positive change. SAY San Diego’s holistic approach enriches youth, empowers individuals and families, and engages communities.

We Stand For Equity, Opportunity, Inclusion and Well-Being, Every Day

At SAY San Diego, we are about diversity in our workforce and view all of our relationships as a vital, creative and moral strength and key to our success.

We intentionally engage and embrace diverse experiences, perspectives and talents.

We promote equity, opportunity and well-being by acting to rebalance power and privilege within our organization, relationships, communities and the larger society.

We advocate for anti-racism and against discrimination in all forms, by acting to prevent and remove racial, ethnic and other forms of inequitable treatment and disparities in the systems, practices and policies related to our work, including systems such as education, healthcare, juvenile/criminal justice and child welfare, among others. We understand that systemic change is complex and requires many allies learning and working together to create durable positive change.

We honor the power and rights of all peoples to come together in a safe inclusive environment.

We recruit, hire, train, support and promote a diverse and inclusive board and workforce, in all ways that people identify themselves, including race, ethnicity, origin language, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and age. Going forward, SAY will incorporate any and all protected characteristics.

We also recognize that work on diversity and inclusion and racial equity evolves over time and will be continuously improved. We are open to learning and developing this work together.

OUR MISSION

SAY San Diego’s mission is to partner with youth, adults, families, and communities to reach their full potential.  Our vision is opportunity, equity and well-being for all San Diegans.

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