Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Cape Abilities is committed to promoting and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at every level of the organization.  Cape Abilities maintains a safe and inclusive culture. A diversity of lived experiences and perspectives is key to the success of the Cape Abilities mission. We maintain an openness to learn from and appreciate the unique viewpoint of each person in our organization. We nurture cultural curiosity and respect. We critically examine and revise historical practices, engage in educational opportunities to advance and progress our organization, and adopt practices that ensure a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment.


We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.


We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.


We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our agency is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. By creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our mission.