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We recognize the inter-generational trauma of those we intend to serve, and we make the following commitments to "do no harm."


Community Guidelies


We are a diverse group of people who understand that advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) both internally and externally is central to working against environmental racism and toward environmental justice. We are working to adopt a DEI action plan. Our understanding of DEI is as follows:

  • Diversity: We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in many 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. 

  • Equity: We commit to strive for effective opportunities for all persons seeking to participate in our project. We recognize that there are historically under-served and under-represented populations and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups.

  • Inclusion: We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our project is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on this project and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.



We firmly condemn racism in all of its forms. YoR is working to develop a meaningful anti-racism statement and action plan.



Our fiscal sponsor’s physical office sits on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Chumash, Fernandeño Tataviam, Kizh, Micqanaqa’n, and Tongva. We recognize that we benefit from the use and occupation of this land and have a responsibility to acknowledge and make visible our project's relationship to Indigenous peoples. By offering this land acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold our project and fiscal sponsor accountable to the needs of Indigenous peoples. This acknowledgement is a commitment to ongoing learning, allyship, and amplification of the voices of Indigenous peoples. To learn more about the original peoples of Los Angeles County and California, refer to, a website run by the Indigenous-led nonprofit organization Native Land Digital.

Land Acknowledgement
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