Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

United Way fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We take the broadest view possible of diversity to provide each community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee equal access to community programs and resources, as we strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in our daily work. View our full Diversity Statement.

It has been the diversity of thought, talent, and experience that has helped UWFC build bridges and strengthen this community. Community challenges are only sustainably resolved when perspectives are brought together to advance a movement. In this spirit, we are offering a variety of resources and opportunities to help share understanding.

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

The following education and advocacy resources are for individuals on their journey as an ally, and for everyone looking to take action in our community.


Allyship is the lifelong process in which people with privilege and power work to develop empathy toward another marginalized group's challenges or issues. The goal of allyship is to create a culture in which the marginalized group feels valued, supported, and heard.

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Resources to help you learn and grow on your journey as an ally.

Explanations and Impacts of Unconscious Bias (Article)


Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World (Book)

Glossary of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Terms (Resource Document)


Teaching Tolerance (Website)


Understanding Implicit Bias (Article)

Mental Health Resources for Diverse Populations (Resource Document)


Mental and Physical Abilities

Disability:IN Resources (Resources Webpage)

Education Resources on Disability Issues (Resources Webpage)

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (Website)

Resources to Teach Kids About Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion (Resources Webpage)

Understanding Disabilities (Article)




Anti-racism Resources (Resource Document)


Bias Cleanse (Tool for self-reflection)

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People (Book)

Books to Educate You About Race & Racism (Article)

Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo (Video)

Definitions: Individual Racism and Systemic Racism (Article)

George Floyd Resources: What's Going On and How to Take Action (Resource Document)


Helpful Tools for Discussing Racism with Children (Article)

Racial Equity Glossary (Resource Webpage)


"Reflections From a Token Black Friend" (Article)

Resources for Racial Trauma (Resource Webpage)

Scaffolded Anti-racism Resources (Resource Document)


Systemic Racism Explained (Video)


Understanding Race and Privilege (Article)

UWP Racial Equity Resources (Resources Webpage)


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Book)


Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


A Resource Guide to Coming Out (Document)

Definitions: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (Article)

Becoming a Trans Ally 101 (Video)


Bias Cleanse (Tool for self-reflection)


Dr. Jayleen Galarza on Gender Identity and Sexuality (Podcast)

Help! I Think My Kid is Gay: Support for Parents and Youth (Article)

LGBTQ Parent Resources (Article and Resources)

LGBTQ+ Vocabulary Glossary of Terms (Resource Webpage)

When Someone Comes Out: A PFLAGers Guide to Demonstrating Support & Acceptance (Video)

When Someone Comes Out to You: Do & Don't (Article)




Definition: What is Sexism? (Article)


Definition: What is Feminism? (Article)

Impacts and Indicators of Sexism (Article)

#MeToo at Work, Enthusiasm Gap at Work, and Culture at Work (Research Studies)


Patriarchy and Sexism (Video)

Sexism: See It. Name It. Stop It. (Website)


Understanding Institutional Sexism (Video)

Understanding Prejudice: Sexism (Resources Webpage)

Women Deliver Resources (Resource Webpage)


Local groups taking action to advocate for marginalized populations:

The ARC of Franklin/Fulton Counties

Community Uniting!


Concerned Citizens of Franklin County


Franklin County Coalition for Progress


PRIDE Franklin County


Racial Reconciliation


United Way Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup

Regional groups providing advocacy and resources:

The Arc of Pennsylvania

Central PA’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Disability Advocacy Program

PA Diversity Council

Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council

PFLAG of Central PA (parents, family members and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people)

Silent Witness PA Peacekeepers

The LGBT Center of Central PA


National groups advocating for social justice and supporting marginalized groups:


American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health


Fenway Institute – The National LGBTQ Health Education Center

Gill Foundation


Human Rights Campaign

It Gets Better

Learning Disabilities Association of America

LGBT National Help Center

Mine the Gap



Southern Poverty Law Center

The Trevor Project (Teen Suicide Prevention)

Women Deliver

Have recommendations for resources to add? Contact Amy Weibley, aweibley@uwfcpa.org.

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