Venture Together joins the nation in celebrating Black History month and acknowledging the historical contributions Black and African Americans have made, and continue to make, to American life.
Venture Together is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities and the staff who support them are treated fairly, have equal access to opportunities, and feel valued and connected in an atmosphere of trust, safety, and compassion.
Black History month presents an opportunity for us all to reflect upon the continued struggles experienced by Black and African American people in the United States and how these struggles are perpetuated in their daily lives. It is also a time for us to acknowledge that systemic racism exists and to collectively bring about changes to eradicate all forms of racism.
Through our work on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and ongoing racial justice training, Venture Together strives to foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging and to understand the issues of racial disparities that impact the lives of our staff.
With a workforce made up of more than 60% Black and African American staff, we know the extent of the contributions our staff make on the lives of the people we support and how vital they are to fulfilling our mission to partner with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the joyful pursuit of a fulfilling life.