Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sandy Hook Promise strives to ensure its work environment, programmatic work, and culture reflect the values of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI).

By institutionalizing REDI values in the workplace and in our work, we create an equitable and inclusive working environment for all employees.

We commit to understanding, and removing, the systemic barriers that create workplace impediments for current and future historically marginalized communities, including BIPOC colleagues.

SHP's crisis center staff holding a Say Something Sign

Equitable Program Outcomes

Additionally, in line with our central belief that children have a right to be safe wherever they are, we commit to ensuring our footprint neither creates nor advances inequitable outcomes as demonstrated by the work we do with and for students and the adult networks around them.

By acting on our REDI commitment, Sandy Hook Promise will amplify the voices and lived experiences of all people regardless of – but not limited to – race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, geographic location, primary language, or disability status. We remain steadfast in our belief that teaching kids to value inclusivity, speak up against injustice and victimization, and get help for those who need it, ensures a just future for everyone.

It is a prerequisite that all our staff embodies these values as they advance the goals of Sandy Hook Promise.

Our Team

Sandy Hook Promise is led by several family members whose loved ones were lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a talented staff of seasoned professionals.

Respond

See Ways Communities Can Help Address Racial Trauma And Hate Crimes. The rising racially motivated violence and hate crimes Are horrifying.

Celebrate

Find our how a youth leader launched a Community Celebration of Diversity. She believes everyone should have access to equal resources and opportunities.

Solidarity

With a heartfelt mission to protect ALL kids from violence, our work is rooted in community-based solutions that value all races and ethnicities.