Our Mission is to support a more sustainable, equitable, and livable San Gabriel Valley. ActiveSGV believes a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to achieve this mission.
ActiveSGV is committed to the communities we serve, particularly low-income communities of color in the San Gabriel Valley disproportionately impacted by environmental injustices (ie: air pollution, unsafe streets) and health disparities (ie: high rates of childhood obesity and diabetes). The San Gabriel Valley consists of 47 unique neighborhoods (source: LA Times) and it is the largest majority Latinx and Asian American region in the U.S., approximately 45% Latinx, and 28% Asian, as of 2010 (source: Tropics of Meta).
People of color share similar barriers with other historically marginalized groups such as people with low incomes, people with disabilities, LGBTQ communities, womyn, older adults and young people.
People of color tend to experience social, economic, and health barriers more deeply due to institutional racism. By addressing the barriers experienced by people of color, we will also identify solutions and remove barriers for other disadvantaged groups.
ActiveSGV recognizes the intersectionality of marginalized identities and to achieve social justice, issues must be addressed holistically.
The San Gabriel Valley is stronger through the creation of quality jobs, living wages, employment mobility, a strong economy, clean water and air, accessible parks, stable and affordable housing, safe and efficient transportation, and a healthy built environment that supports sustainability. In pursuing diversity, equity and inclusion, ActiveSGV aims to eliminate barriers so our communities can lead happier, healthier lives.
ActiveSGV strives to make this commitment evident across all levels: in our organizational structure, policies, advisory board, staff, volunteers, donors, goals, and vision. We welcome people of all backgrounds and aim to maintain a culture of respect, openness, learning, integrity, honesty, and a sense of fun.