GIGL is committed to empowering girls by affirming the positive benefits of diversity to our organization and to the larger world. We embrace diverse identities—including but not limited to characteristics such as national origin, race, color, disability, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, educational background, family structures, class, ability, language, political affiliation, and geographic residence—in our members, volunteers, staff, and board members. We promote a culturally responsive environment that encourages inclusion, communal understanding and mutual respect. We recognize and value the diversity of the community that we serve and strive to mirror that diversity in the structures of our organization. In actively affirming principles of inclusivity, we make our organization welcoming and accessible to all girls and promote a communal sense of justice and equitable practices that helps to make Girls Inc. a valuable community asset.