IDEA at MACC is an acronym that stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility.
MACC believes that human services organizations should be of, by, and for the community. They should be tools to build strength, solidarity, and care for one another.
We also believe that the need for human services is too often a result of systemic racism and other intersecting forms of oppression, and that human service nonprofits have a responsibility to resist those systems of oppression and not uphold them.
MACC believes that everyone has the right to well-being.
MACC commits to trust and center the experiences of community members with lived experience and those working to dismantle oppressive systems.
MACC commits to ongoing learning and progress. Our IDEA journey is continually re-beginning; we will make mistakes, we will not reach perfection, we will hold each other accountable, and we will courageously keep trying.
MACC commits to working in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latine, and all other marginalized people to resist systems of oppression in human services and in our connected communities.
MACC commits to allocating tangible resources to make IDEA part of the fulfillment of our mission.