All of us—Partners, board, and staff—are involved in the community in many more ways than just our roles within SVP. Many of us work as business and nonprofit professionals throughout Northeast Ohio. Within the broader nonprofit world, we contribute our time as volunteers and board members, offer financial support, attend events, and spread the word about the great work hundreds of organizations are doing throughout the community. Our work with SVP helps us to engage in conversations about equity, raise our awareness of experiences other than our own, actively evaluate the ways in which we have power and privilege, and intentionally work to break down systemic barriers so that all people can thrive. We bring our expanded understanding to all we do.
What we do at SVP isn’t just about SVP. It’s about our city, our region, and our world. And we work to move the needle and make the world a better, more just place for everyone.