Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Our Vision: The Dallas YMCA intentionally leads, and boldly models, a diverse and inclusive culture to impact and strengthen the foundation of our community.
Our Commitment to Inclusion: The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas infuses it's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work through:
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ commitment to diversity equity and inclusion serves as a compass as we work alongside communities to drive social progress and positive social change. Complete our form to access our menu of training options for volunteers. Thank you for serving our Y!
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Launches Racial Equity and Innovation Centers, Powered by Reliant
The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity affects our lives and our communities. Sign up for the challenge has ended, but visit our Challenge webpage daily, January 11-31, to review our daily learnings.
From left: Rodrigua Ross, Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Wendy J. Holder, Dallas Market President for Access Bank Texas, and Grafton Ifill, Executive Director and Team Lead at J.P. Morgan Private Bank will lead the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas' Board Committee dedicated to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Articles & Think Pieces
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas President and CEO Curt Hazelbaker wants his organization to be a leader in diversity and inclusion.
Rodrigua Ross, District Executive Director for Operations and Diversity and Inclusion for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, wants people and organizations move toward not being racist, but they must actively seek to be anti-racist.
For the first time in its history, there are two female Board Chairs leading both the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth at the same time. Jill Magnuson serves as Board Chair/Chief Volunteer Officer in Dallas and Julie Wilson serves as Board Chair/Chief Volunteer Officer in Fort Worth.
OUR SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO OUR COMMUNITY
The YMCAs of North Texas mission is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body FOR ALL. We work diligently every day to be a cause driven organization that supports youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
We share in the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Our prayers and condolences are with the many families of victims of racial injustice and violence. We know that Black Lives Matter.
Consistent with our mission and cause, we stand in solidarity against all manners of racism and social inequity.
The Y is an organization FOR ALL. As we work to create more equitable communities, we will raise our voices to say, “we can, and must do better.” #forabetterus