Hillside is a part of the communities we serve. Our employees don’t just work closely with young people, adults and families—they’re our neighbors. Their challenges are our challenges, and our successes impact their lives and so many others.

With this in mind, we recognize the absolute importance of fostering Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Hillside. It’s the right thing to do for our staff, who deserve to work in an environment that prioritizes DE&I. And it’s essential for our work with vulnerable youth and families, many of whom struggle with multigenerational income- and race-based inequities.

Our ongoing DE&I work includes elements such as:

  • Hosting monthly regional DE&I committee meetings among all interested staff, where open discussions broaden understandings around vital topics.
  • Supporting the formation of groups for Hillside men and women of color, where unique perspectives can be shared.
  • Sponsoring presentations to leaders on racism, white privilege and other recognized issues, and encouraging those learnings to be shared among staff.
  • Engaging with external partners such as the United Way and the Ibero-American Action League to explore new insights that can strengthen the communities in which we live and serve.

In 2022 and beyond, you’ll hear more from Hillside about our ongoing work in DE&I, and our commitment to helping individuals and whole communities fulfill their potential.

As always, you’re an important partner in our work. Please consider joining our team and making a difference!