What is a Springmatter Network Community?
Springmatter Network Communities are organizations and individuals who have pledged their commitment to social justice and human rights. Many are already working tirelessly to create opportunities for diverse and disadvantaged populations, thereby helping all people. Many are just getting started and taking that first step. But regardless of how far along you are, the most important thing is to be on the journey. Whether you are looking to take your first step or the next step, we hope you join us on this journey.
Become a Welcoming Community
Many marginalized populations are in a constant struggle against legislation that denies their constitutional rights and creates a culture of dehumanization and isolation. The viewpoints and actions of high profile political and religious leaders threaten the rights of our most vulnerable populations by rationalizing discrimination, dehumanization, and leaving issues of equality to be decided at the state level.
This is not new. Marginalized communities share a common bond when it comes to these life struggles. It is this bond that will bring about change. But change means more than legislative change — we are seeking nothing short of a revolution in values.
We are seeing an awakening of people throughout our communities that are raising their voices in support of the self-evident truths of equality and the right to live authentically. Add your voice. With the help of the Springmatter Community Network, you can connect with other advocates and educators, nonprofit and religious organizations, educational institutions, and companies that share your commitment to inclusivity.
PLEDGE TO DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, AND EQUITY
Begin by simply recognizing the self-evident truths of diversity, equality, and equity and express your organization’s commitment by taking the Springmatter pledge below.
PLANT SEEDS OF INCLUSIVITY WITHIN
Take advantage of Springmatter resources and specialized training to raise your staff and stakeholder awareness of the challenges of other disadvantaged populations. Learn how working together can benefit everyone.
SHARE YOUR GROUP’S MISSION
Connect with other groups, build relationships, collaborate, and unite in support of common goals. Share your mission with a network of inclusivity-minded small and mid-sized companies that want to do their part in the community.
TURN HOPE INTO ACTION FOR ALL
Bring employers and marginalized communities together. Employers convey their dedication to inclusivity and to offering internships, training, and jobs. Nonprofits share with companies their mission and the impact they are having on the community.
GIVE OTHERS A CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Leverage the Springmatter Network to connect with the many small and mid-sized companies that want to give back to the community, but struggle with the time it takes to do so. You have just expanded the ecosystem of inclusive, caring organizations. Congratulations!