Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Sultana Education Foundation (SEF) is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
At the Sultana Education Foundation:
- We foster and maintain a safe environment of respect and inclusion for staff, program participants, and members of the communities we serve.
- We educate our board and staff to be social justice advocates, creatively providing curricula, programs, and environments that reflect the diversity of our communities, and elevate cultural awareness.
- We ensure fair and inclusive access to our facilities, programs, resources, and services, and ensure that all of our policies and practices are inclusive and equitable.
- We advance and build our staff by establishing hiring practices and performance review procedures to attract, retain, and develop talented individuals from diverse backgrounds.