Our Six Areas of Opportunity
With community demographics rapidly changing and opportunity gaps and social divides widening, our communities need the Y to be a leader in driving social progress. The Y's diversity, inclusion, and global (DIG) policies, practices, and procedures must effectively serve individuals from all backgrounds and respond to the social issues with the opportunities they need to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.
Employee Resource Groups
Led by Y employees, employee resource groups (ERGs) are spaces for Y staff to network, mentor one another, share knowledge and experiences, participate in professional development, and enhance leadership skills.
YMCA of San Francisco encourages our employees to engage our ERGs:
African-American Resource Network
Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Network
Latinx Leadership Network
LGBTQ Resource Network
Women's Leadership Resource Network
Dimensions of Diversity
The Y is made up of people from all walks of life who are joined together by a shared commitment to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. This Diversity Wheel diagram represents the various dimensions of diversity.
To truly be inclusive and welcoming to all, it is critical to understand the many factors that make up and influence a person’s individuality. If we hold too narrow a view of what constitutes diversity, we will miss opportunities to effectively engage, connect and serve ALL members of our communities.
TRUTH & COURAGE
The YMCA of San Francisco strives to understand individual and societal truths and act courageously to live up to our convictions of service, equity, health, and justice.
DEPENDABILITY & CREATIVITY
The YMCA of San Francisco generates creative, responses to changing community needs in partnership with community.
DIGNITY & EMPATHY
The YMCA of San Francisco recognizes the inherent dignity in all people, welcoming them with respect and compassion.
AUTHENTICITY & ACCESSIBILITY
The YMCA of San Francisco is safe and accessible so everyone can participate according to their needs and preferences.
Additional Employee Resources
Bridging the Gap
Think Globally, Act Locally
Unique to the community it serves and addressing local needs, each Y is self-governed by it’s board. Our contributions are both far reaching and intimate- from effecting lasting social change to helping one child learn to swim.
YMCA OF SAN FRANCISCO
Founded in 1853, the YMCA of San Francisco operates under a rich history of building community. Currently, the Y of SF is 14 YMCA branches, 54 school and community-center based after school programs, and 120 program sites.
YMCA OF USA
Comprised of 2,700 Y’s and a national resource office, Y of the USA delivers grassroots, positive social change nation- wide through targeted programs and advocacy. 67.7 million households and 33.7 children under 14 live within 3 miles of a YMCA.
The Y has local presence and global reach. Worldwide, we serve more than 45 million people in 119 countries. YMCA’s across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs in YMCA’s around the world.