Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.:
NOBL Diversity Policy
Adopted September 2017
No person is excluded from receiving NOBL services due to discriminatory reasons including
age, disability, economic circumstance, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, world view, spiritual beliefs, marital status, national origin or veteran status.
No one is excluded from consideration for employment or volunteer participation with NOBL,
regardless of age, disability, economic circumstance, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, world view, spiritual beliefs, marital status, national origin or
NOBL strives to intentionally increase inclusive practices and incorporate diversity throughout
its mission, governance board, staff, volunteers, vendors and constituents.
We will be reviewing our processes to determine how people are left out of our services.
Some easy items we will incorporate into our communications plan are
likely to include sharing our pronouns, using simple language, and hopefully
adding more Spanish translation. We are learning cultural competency
topics. We are starting to engage in more deliberate outreach particularly at
Creston Plaza. We are grateful to be able to continue to send out annual
postcards with GVSU PILOT funds. Our digital meetings include a phone
Our board is 56% female, 14% African American, and 14% biracial. With only one staff member it is hard to embody the diversity of the community, but this is still a topic that we expect to cover and hopefully determine future action in our strategic plan.