Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Diversity

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. They are more than just words for us at Ocean Partnership for Children (OPC). They are the definitive principles that guide how we serve youth and families, cultivate community relationships, and create an agency where everyone, regardless of gender, race, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, education, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or other dimension of diversity, feels welcome, valued, and respected.

We are committed to developing an agency and community where all individuals feel safe being present as their authentic, whole selves and to challenging those systems, institutions, and practices that do not support this goal.

We strive to educate and foster equal opportunities that promote growth for all while ensuring every individual is included and has a voice.

At OPC, we find that when we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more understanding, and more capable of change.