Embracing JEDI Principles and the Power of Change

June 15, 2022

poster with the word Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in colorful letters on a black background.

With Pride Month and Juneteenth plans in place, we’re excited to showcase the work of integrating JEDI — Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion — throughout Homeward Bound of Marin.

A four-person staff team began leading small groups this spring to involve all team members in learning tools for productive conversations around bias, inequity and race.

When this training ends, learning will continue to transform policies, practices and decision-making, says Mary Kay Sweeney, Co-Chief Executive Officer.

“I think it’s going to be impactful,” says Shikira Porter, recently named our Chief Equity Officer. “We all can be part of disrupting systems that cause harm and learn to rebuild systems that allow everyone to thrive.”

“We’ve been working to incorporate an equity lens in everything from intake to the housing placement process,” Mary Kay says. ““It’s an important and integral part of what we’re about at Homeward Bound.”