Verbal Beginnings’ mission – to change lives one client at a time, one professional at a time – drives our ongoing commitment to listen, hear, and act in support of our community. The senseless death of George Floyd, and many before him, has brought forward a unity of voices elucidating the direction of that change. Our community is hurt and we will not stand silent. We are listening and are committed to taking action. We are doing the work to define our path forward and embedding that work into our culture and core values. We will continue to educate ourselves first and foremost, and others, to bring needed change to our organization and the community we serve. We understand and support that now is the opportunity to learn and grow. Through our funding and establishment of the Verbal Beginnings Diversity and Inclusion Council, we aim to ensure that diversity and inclusion become an integral component of Verbal Beginnings and that our community continues to evolve and inspire others.
That is our commitment and calling as we press on in our mission of change.