Diversity, Equity & Inclusion All Are Welcome!

MCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

A work environment that is truly diverse draws upon and respects the unique characteristics, skills and experiences of all employees, members and youth who participate in the MCC experience. Diversity encompasses many individual attributes such as:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Ancestry
  • Language
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Religion
  • Socio-Economic Status
  • Disability
  • Thinking Styles
  • Opinions
  • Life Experiences

We believe that by embracing a wide array of perspectives, our organization becomes more creative, flexible and productive. We value diversity at all levels in the organization as it enriches our decisions and our programs by providing a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills and abilities. Diversity is the lifeblood of our crew experience; it increases our capacity to dream and serve.

Diversity benefits individuals within the agency and the Montana Conservation Corps as a whole. We recognize that each employee, member and youth brings unique capabilities, experiences and characteristics to the workplace. The MCC strives to provide a supportive and inclusive work environment in which everyone is treated fairly and respectfully, has equal access to opportunities and resources and can contribute to the organization’s success. We are committed to fostering understanding, communication and respect among all people in the organization.

Our commitment to diversity extends beyond the organization to our communities and environment. An increasingly diverse society requires an increasingly diverse workforce of corps graduates with skills and values to be leaders and community builders in this changing world. A lack of varied voices is particularly acute in the areas of land management and conservation where many of the jobs and practices reflect the values and traditions of a single culture. The cultivation and inclusion of diverse perspectives will be essential in developing responses and solutions in the future. Similarly, engaging citizens from diverse background will be vital in developing the next generation of environmental stewards.