Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Vocational Guidance Services is committed to racial equity, disability diversity, and inclusion. As social service providers, we recognize that we have a responsibility to advocate for people with disabilities and to stand against injustice, racism, and discrimination.

We will not be silent in the face of the miscarriages of racial justice that continue to occur locally and nationally. Because these injustices persist, our swift and urgent response is required. As an organization, we are committed to the following:

Workforce Diversity
VGS will recruit, hire, and promote diverse talent to maintain a workforce that is representative of our community.

Workplace Inclusion
VGS will cultivate a culture that celebrates differences, values strengths, and encourages collaboration at every level of the organization.

Programs and Services
VGS will evaluate our programming, service provision model, and internal policies. We will identify educational opportunities specific to the social justice issues that impact our mission such as implicit bias and racism and inequity in the workplace.


We are encouraged that Cleveland’s business and civic communities have joined together to declare racism as a public health crisis. We invite your partnership and support as we do our part to ensure racial equity, diversity, and inclusion remain at the forefront.