RACE EQUITY COMMITTEE
MOC is committed to creating opportunities for and eliminating barriers to racial equity within our organization and our community. The Race Equity Committee is responsible for recommending anti-racist policies and practices that will establish and sustain racial equity within the agency as held accountable by the Board of Directors and Executive Director. We are committed to providing ongoing education, creating forums for communication, and implementing strategies that dismantle racism in our employment practices and client services.
In 2020, while working toward our strategic goals for 2021-2023, we embraced the theme of "Be Anti-Racist", shifting our focus from simply acknowledging inequality to taking real action. With that promise, we dedicated ourselves to achieving several goals that involve dismantling unfair systems and creating new opportunities for people of color, both within our organization and in the community we serve.
In an effort to authentically achieve these goals, we moved this progress forward in the following ways:
We added "Chief Equity Officer" to our leadership team roles.
We thoroughly analyzed needs assessment data along racial/ethnic lines as well as gender and socio-economics status, and acknowledged disparities in wellbeing that informed our decision-making.
We integrated race equity and diversity training into our portfolio of training opportunities, and required all levels of management to complete.
racial equity strategic plan 2022-2028
Goal #1: Identify Current employment trends
Goal #2: Identify past employment trends
Goal #3: Assess employee satisfaction with a REI lens
HIRING, PROMOTION, & COMPENSATION
Goal #1: Increase BIPOC mid level hires across departments / Mid level positions include: assistant directors, program directors, service directors, program managers, supervisors
Goal #2: Increase senior staff of color Senior staff positions include: directors and executive leadership
Goal #3: Ensure wage equity
Goal #1: Promote diversity, equity and inclusion amongst employees
Goal #2: Empower leadership to create and maintain diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments
Goal #3: Communicate commitment to antiracism
Proud to be the moc champions of inclusive events such as:
MOC's First Annual Juneteenth Celebration, Honoring Black History Month, and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month, Hispanic Heritage Month event! Looking forward to many more to come!
Pictured above: artifacts and decor from Black History Monday and APIDA events.
VP of Planning and Data
Financial Empowerment Center Coordinator
Family Resource Center Clinician
Director of Youth Programming
Senior Data Specialist
PAT Parent Educator
Family Support Worker
VP of Human Resources
FRC Program Director
Director of Health & Special Services
VP of Equity, Inclusion & Workplace Connectivity
Peer Health Counselor
Join the race equity committee
If you are interested in joining MOC's Race Equity Committee, please contact Leona Whetzel, MOC's VP Equity Inclusion & Workplace Connectivity:
The application process includes:
a brief written application,
staff commitment to the Mission of the Race Equity Committee,
commitment to attending and contributing to Race Equity Committee meetings and events, and
an interview with current representatives of the Race Equity Committee.