Diversity & Inclusion Policy
Diversity and Inclusion Policy United Way strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that proudly make up our world. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies and investments reflect these core values.
diversity (d-vûrs-t, d-) n.: the quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level. This includes age; ethnicity; gender; gender identity; language differences; nationality; parental status; physical, mental and developmental abilities; race; religion; sexual orientation; skin color; socioeconomic status; work and behavioral styles; the perspectives of each individual shaped by their nation, experiences and culture—and more. Even when people appear the same on the outside, they are different!
inclusion (n-klzhn) n.: a strategy to leverage diversity. Diversity always exists in social systems. Inclusion, on the other hand, must be created. In order to leverage diversity, an environment must be created where people feel supported, listened to and able to do their personal best.
Statement of Principle
More than 125 years ago, the diverse community leaders who founded United Way crossed cultural, religious and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good. United Way fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all. United Way takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex community issues. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.
Description: What factors effect your credit score, and strategies to improve scores, to an audience of primarily young adults.
Time: 1:30- 2:30
Location: Elizabethton Public library | 201 N Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN 37643
Contact: Bank of TN | Detra Cleven | firstname.lastname@example.org | 423-262-5486
Protecting Your Credit
Description: How to protect your credit from scammers. The importance of having a 700 credit score or higher in your senior years.
Time: 12:00- 2:00p
Location: Bristol Public Library | 800 State St. Bristol, TN
Contact: Operation HOPE Inc | Sarah Williams | 423-764-2226 | email@example.com | www.operationhope.org
Banking Credit Myths & Facts
Description: Qué requisitos necesitas para abrir una cuenta bancaria? Qué pasa en el caso de un inmigrante sin documentos? Cómo se obtiene un ITIN? Cómo te afecta el puntaje de crédito? No necesitas un numero de seguro social para planificar tu futuro Lo que debes de saber sobre tu puntaje de crédito
Contact: HomeSource East TN
Rene Yanes | firstname.lastname@example.org | Laura E. Contreras-Alanís | email@example.com | 865.971.1679
Centro Hispano | Hilda Castillo | firstname.lastname@example.org | 865.522.0052
Description: Facts About: Payday loans. Cash advance lenders. The cost of having bad credit. Rent-to-own vs buying.
Location: Facebook Live sessions: https://www.facebook.com/HomeSourceTN
Contact: HomeSource ETN, Pinnacle Bank
Keely Ritchie | email@example.com
Rene Yanes | firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura E. Contreras-Alanís | email@example.com
Money Management Workshop
Lunch and Learn | Refreshments Served
Description: Understanding credit, cash apps vs credit card vs savings account
Time: 12:00 – 1:00p
Location: Kingsport Library | 400 Broad St, Kingsport TN
Contact: Operation Hope| Alan Pickle | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.operatiohope.org
Reduce Financial Stress by Reaching Your Financial Goals
Contact AOF to set up your FREE one-on-one financial coaching session tailored to your needs.
Time: 9:00a - 12:00p
Location: TBD Based on Client Need
Contact: Appalachian Opportunity Fund | Oren Peterson | Opeterson@aofcoaching.net | 865-456-4224 (call or text)
Financial Literacy After Hours Networking Event
Presented by: PEAK Young Professionals and First Horizon
Location: Sports Mill | 600 E. Market, Kingsport TN
United Way Kingsport | Becca Sutpen | email@example.com
Kingsport Chamber | Vanessa Bennett | firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Hope | Alan Pickle | Alan.email@example.com
First Horizon Bank | Tiffany Greer | firstname.lastname@example.org
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Johnson City drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 2112 N. Roan St., Johnson City TN
Contact: First Horizon | Robbie Davis | email@example.com | 423.461.1719
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Bristol drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 800 State St., Bristol TN
Contact: First Horizon |Kevin Wysor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 423.764.2265
First Stop to Building Credit
Description: Kingsport drop in event.
Location: First Horizon | 235 E. Center St., Kingsport TN
Contact: First Horizon | Amy Marshall | email@example.com | 423.378.7005
A Movement Toward Home Ownership
Lunch & Learn
Description: Kip Parks from Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation will be introducing the programs they offer. Eastern Eight CDC's mission is to fulfill housing needs for low to moderate income families, making home ownership a reality for more. They offer multiple services including but not limited to housing coaching, mortgage lending, and new construction.
Location: The Depot at Food City | 920 N. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604
UETHDA | Hannah Marshall | firstname.lastname@example.org | (423) 480-8037
Eastern 8 | Kip Parks | email@example.com
Description: Discussing credit and what makes a credit score. What you need to do to prepare to buy a home.
Location: United Way of East TN Highlands| 1907 N. Roane St., Johnson City, TN
Contact: Eastman Credit Union | Sabra P. Hayden | firstname.lastname@example.org | 423-722-1201
Understanding and Boosting Credit
Location: Webinar ... Register Here
Contact: First Horizon
Military Community ARG | Paul Ollis | email@example.com
Heather Hoag | firstname.lastname@example.org | 865-824-4044
Cathy Guarnacci| email@example.com
Description: Contact Angela Conner, SVP of Community Development, for specific event and location details.
Angela Conner | firstname.lastname@example.org
James Brown | email@example.com
Larry Jones | firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union | Miranda Cooper