Diversity & Inclusion

Purpose of the Safe Space Logo

Our first priority is to create a safe, inclusive space for learning, sharing, and collaboration welcoming to people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and perspectives. Diversity includes, but is not limited to: race, color, religion, political beliefs, national or ethnic origin, immigration status, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, educational level, learning style, socio-economic status, physical appearance, body size, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  CCE actively supports equal educational and employment opportunities.  No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination. CCE is committed to the maintenance of affirmative action programs that will assure the continuation of such equality of opportunity.

The NYS 4-H Safe Spaces logo is a sign of our commitment to nurturing this safe, inclusive environment.

Benefits of Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

• Improve organizational performance

• Help prevent unlawful discrimination or harassment incidents

• Improve workplace relations

• Build more effective work teams

• Improve organizational problem solving

• Improve program outreach

• Enhanced recruitment efforts