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The Midwest Clinic believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, citizenship and immigration status, country of origin, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and fosters positive relationships through music.


We are committed to a nondiscriminatory and inclusive approach and we provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our organization. We will demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion in our programming, awards, and honors. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and are committed to seeing that all voices are valued and heard. 

Our intention is to:

  • See diversity, equity, and inclusion as both fundamental to our mission and critical to the well-being of everyone we serve; 
  • Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services and continually review and report organizational progress; 
  • Explore potential assumptions or practices that interfere with inclusiveness; 
  • Advocate for and support board-level awareness and discussion about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission;
  • Practice and encourage transparent communication;
  • Commit time and resources to expand diversity within our board, staff, committee, volunteer, and participant populations;
  • Commit time and resources to the continual learning and development of staff, volunteers, board, and participants that supports progress as an organization and prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Develop relationships with others to strengthen the Midwest Clinic’s commitment to and competency in matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion;  
  • Lead with respect (we expect everyone who is a part of The Midwest Clinic to embrace this notion and to express it in interactions and through everyday practices);
  • Make incremental, documented progress towards the visibility of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts;
  • Develop and present on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics to provide information and resources internally, to nonprofit partners, the community, and other stakeholders; and 
  • Seek out and invite participation from diverse sponsors, vendors, donors and funders.