Commitment to Equity

Statement of Equity and Inclusion

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) exists to help empower all youth, families, and staff to reach their full collective potential. We believe in the right for individuals and communities to have equitable access and opportunity to participate and succeed in all organizations and workplaces, particularly our own.

We recognize that there have been, and continue to be, patterns of oppression, exploitation, and unfairness in the culture, law, and institutions of our country that harm under-served groups and communities. BGCB commits itself to undoing these patterns of injustice in a deliberate and targeted manner, with a particular focus on ethnicity and race. In this ongoing process, we commit to using the principles of equity and inclusion to evaluate and guide our policies, practices, and procedures; to eliminating disparities; and to implementing an inclusive process for receiving community input. We will listen to those who may have not been heard before and commit ourselves to learn and grow from our mistakes.

By becoming more equitable and inclusive, we will better empower and support the youth, families, staff, and communities that make up the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend, as they discover their Great Futures.

Civil Rights Statement

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (OCR), 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TTY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech) or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). To file a complaint of discrimination with this organization, write Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (500 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97703), or call Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend at (541) 617-2877. To file a complaint of discrimination with Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, write Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, Attn: Shannon Sivell, Complaint Coordinator, 1162 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 or call 503-378-5348. You may also email to

Notice of Nondiscrimination Rights & Protections to Beneficiaries & Participants