PURPOSEProvide recommendations and direction for the YMF to pursue the values of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) throughout all operations, with a focus on the cultural environment of the greater Philadelphia region.
VISIONOur vision is to create a welcoming civil engineering community to support those who are underserved in our communities in order to spread awareness, education, and values.
- Dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities live a full and dignified life
- Fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all people, achieved by intentional focus on their disparate needs, conditions, and abilities. Achieving equity requires understanding of historical and systemic patterns of disparity to address and eliminate barriers, and remove participation gaps as part of a comprehensive strategy to achieve equitable outcomes and social justice
- Range of human differences, encompassing the characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, the following characteristics: race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, religious beliefs, work sector, physical ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance, and cognitive differences.
- Intentional, proactive, and continuing efforts and practices in which all members respect, support, and value others. An inclusive environment provides equitable access to opportunities and resources, empowers everyone to participate equally, and offers respect in words and actions for all.
RESOURCESASCE Members of Society Advancing An Inclusive Culture (MOSAIC)
Guidelines for Creating Visually Accessible Content
How to Implement DEI Initiatives in Our Industry