Among the many ongoing examples of Hillside’s commitment to DE&I, the recently completed pilot of our leadership diversity program stands out this month. The program was launched in July, with a primary goal of strengthening the diversity of leaders throughout our agency—creating new opportunities for advancement among interested employees of color, and further enhancing our ability to serve the community through a DE&I lens.

Of the six employees who participated in the pilot, one has already accepted a promotion within Hillside—and leaders will continue to engage with her fellow participants to make sure they have the opportunities they deserve for their own future advancement. In the meantime, our Executive DE&I Council and our Organizational Development team are unpacking the learnings from the pilot program to share the benefits more broadly.

The leadership diversity program is expected to return in 2023, and more exciting and thought-provoking DE&I work is ongoing at Hillside. For now, please accept our best wishes for a joyous holiday season—no matter how you celebrate!

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