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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Commitment

The U.S. Soccer Foundation’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) is at the core of our mission and who we are. It fuels our work as we continue to create opportunities for underrepresented populations and fight systemic inequalities through soccer.

This is a shared commitment with our partners, within our organizational systems, across all the programs we offer, and within the communities we work with, as we continue to do our part to build a better future for the children of today.

We value our diverse team and are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of respect and inclusivity in which they can thrive.

Goal 1: Embody Diversity in our Team
We are committed to recruitment and hiring practices reflective of the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We aspire to reflect the communities we work with at every level of our organization and will identify, attract, and retain diverse, qualified team members that mirror those communities.

Goal 2: Foster a culture of Inclusion and Equity
We are committed to creating and fostering a culture of equity and inclusion based on mutual respect and trust. We aspire to foster a workplace that respects each individual as their authentic self, seeks and values diverse perspectives, and ensures each team member is motivated and empowered to actively contribute to the organization’s mission.

Goal 3: Promote Accountability and Transparency
We are committed to embedding DE&I into our business operations to make sustained and systemic change as an organization. We will equip our team with systems/processes to measure and report progress and outcomes.

Goal 4: Provide Proactive Continuous Education
We are committed to continuous education focused on DE&I and cultural competencies to ensure we develop common knowledge and commitment to embodying DE&I. By providing proactive learning opportunities, we strive to increase team member engagement in embracing, supporting, and promoting DE&I activities and actions.

Goal 5: Collaborate with External Partners
We are committed to engaging a diverse and inclusive network of stakeholders. We will leverage strong partnerships and a shared commitment to DE&I practices to drive systemic change.