Values are the foundational truths that guide our work. Values are how people, communities, and organizations believe the world works, and strive to relate to it & each other. As Executive Director Marlene Sanchez says, “Values necessitate practices that create the cultures of our organizations and communities.”

At The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, we approach our values as a living and iterative set of guiding principles. We will strive to embody these values more fully as our work and team transforms.

Our organizational values inform how we approach our work. While these values invite opportunities for alignment, we understand individuals who do this work also carry our own values and practices.