The OI Foundation has completed the initial phase of the OIF’s diversity, equity, and inclusion project. This first phase was designed to assess the OIF’s programs, activities, and business structures. With the help of diversity, equity and inclusion professional, Chaz Kellem, we conducted an internal review of our programs and services to determine how we can be more inclusive as a Foundation in order to support the entire OI community.
Some of the goals of the OIF’s diversity, equity, and inclusion project are:
■ To evolve our OI community to reflect the demographics of the locations in which we serve
■ To make sure all members of the OI community are fully aware of and can access the full scope of OIF resources and services
■ To ensure every OI community member, staff member, and board member feels included and fully engaged
The next phase of this project will consist of incorporating OI Foundation staff training and development, business recommendations, board development, community engagement practices, and more. Please stay tuned for updates on this important project!