Bellevue LifeSpring’s Values

  • Relevant to Bellevue’s evolving needs.
    We are flexible and responsive to the changing needs in our community.
  • Inclusive of all individuals, acknowledging their value and dignity.
    We are committed to honoring all individuals and working in collaboration with community partners to increase our impact.
  • Compassionate solutions are delivered with respect, empathy, and humility.
    We are committed to delivering our services with genuine concern for the needs of others.
  • Accountable to each other and those we serve.
    We are transparent, fiscally responsible, and committed to teamwork and service.

We recognize the history of Bellevue, and we respect that we are occupying ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples. We honor their continuing history.

Racial Equity Statement

Bellevue LifeSpring acknowledges that racial injustices are embedded in aspects of our daily lives that too often go unaddressed. From our Board of Directors to team members, we pledge to hold ourselves accountable to dismantle any institutional and systemic racism, prejudice, and inequality within our Bellevue LifeSpring community and programs. We promise to uphold a culture that is inclusive and equitable for all. We consider it of utmost importance to be advocates, to be allies, and to stand in solidarity with the victims of racial, social, and economic injustice.

Action Steps

Our Board of Directors and team members are engaged in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training and commit to ongoing learning.

  • Our Board of Directors and team members are committed to making sure Bellevue LifeSpring programs are accessible and visible to all Bellevue children in need and their families.
    • We will do this through:
      • deepening relationships with local community centers and partner organizations.
      • expanding the languages of our client documents to reduce language barriers to our services.
      • representing our families on our website in the most inclusive way possible.
    • Our Board of Directors and team members will use an equity lens to broaden the recruitment of our staff, board members, and volunteers.
      • We will do this by:
        • reaching out to additional organizations that are diverse and inclusive.
        • using a critical lens when recruiting and hiring by asking candidates questions about their experience with racial, cultural, and economic diversity.
        • broadening our volunteer recruitment strategies by reaching out to organizations that represent people of color.
        • broadening our board and circle member recruitment to ensure we reflect the diverse population of Bellevue.
  • Our Board of Directors and team members commit to engaging our circle members, volunteers, and the Bellevue community in dialogue and reflection about systemic racism and economic justice in our community.

We recognize that this is an ongoing process of learning and growth, and we commit to continuing the conversation and keeping our community informed every step of the way.