At Merit Diversity Equity and Inclusion begins with the process accepting the richness we gain from the diversity of people from across different races’, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, Veteran status and socioeconomic background and allow ourselves to be transformed.

In accepting DEI and allowing ourselves to be curious and learn, we must be open to recognize the inequities and take swift action to remedy what we know must change.  We will move forward in our work to ensure that our staff, clients, and stakeholders are actively engaged in our work in a manner that reflects their participation.

MERIT is committed to establishing an organizational culture that allows staff members to feel valued and supported in their professional and personal goals and inspired to learn. The Merit team believes that diversity is the foundation of curiosity and learning and to accept that notion we must open our hearts and minds to the uniqueness of the differences around us.