At YNPN Twin Cities, our values are to strive for respect and inclusiveness, to seek opportunities to collaborate, and to respond to the evolving needs of our community. YNPN Twin Cities has always and will continue to stand in solidarity with all of our members. It should go without saying, but hate, discrimination, racism and sexism is never acceptable and will not be tolerated by YNPN Twin Cities.
This election has caused a wide range of feelings and reactions by our members, our community and our nation, including shock, fear, grief, anger, and a loss of justice. We validate and respect those feelings. Self-care is hard in nonprofit work, and we encourage you to take care of yourself now more than ever, whatever that looks like.
To all of our members, the Twin Cities community, and our peers across the country: We see you. You are valued. We believe you. You are welcome here, just as you are. You are loved.
We remain committed to our values of respect and inclusiveness, collaboration, and responding to the needs of our community. We resolve to work harder to make YNPN Twin Cities a safe space for everyone and to dismantle systemic oppression in our society. YNPN Twin Cities has always been an organization open to change, open to conversations, and building relationships for the better. We invite you to come together for each other, to challenge us, to push us to be better and stronger in how we fight for equity in our community.
Our work invests in the next generation of nonprofit leadership, and we believe in you and the great things that you’re going to do to make this world more equitable and welcoming. Our nation has been through a lot of divisive history and as we struggle through these moments, our character and our values have helped us lead together. We’re here for you.