In September 2001, Mission was the recipient of the NAACP's President's Award for our efforts in diversity under the leadership of then CEO, Bob Burgin. And in January 2002, the NAACP awarded Mission the Annual Cooperative Award for support of the local and national offices of the NAACP.
Mission is committed to being a place where diversity is honored. In fact, two of our core values specifically emphasize our intention. Here are the explanations of those values:
Mercy: We work to create a caring and compassionate environment responsive to the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of all persons.
Respect: We value the innate dignity of all persons, respect their uniqueness and diversity and enable the development of each one's full potential.
Our workforce is diverse. We have staff with different ethnic heritages, religions, sexual orientations, and educational backgrounds. We have women working in traditionally "male" roles as well as men who hold roles once primarily filled by women. We take diversity issues seriously and do our best to create an atmosphere where all feel welcome and valued.
For more information about the work of the diversity committee, contact 828-213-5631.