Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Local First is strongly committed to the values of inclusion and equity as we recognize that such values strengthen our work towards an economy that puts people first. We also believe that diversity enhances the vibrancy of our membership, advocacy, and mission.
Therefore, we are intentional in our practices to be an organization inclusive of ethnic, racial, cultural, gender, age, religious, disability, family status, sexual orientation and socio-economic diversity in all areas from membership to hiring.
You can download our full Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement PDF at the bottom of this page.
Invest in your team, company, and outlook with these leading DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) organizations and consultants*:
- DisCourse by DisArt
- Out on the Lakeshore
- Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
- The Source
- Grand Rapids Pride Center
- Employment Services Collaborative
- Inclusive Performance Strategies
*Please note this is not an exhaustive list.