Guiding values

Creating equitable and inclusive solutions for our community


NLI is an inclusive and representative space. We will challenge ourselves to understand and correct any and all inequities we may discover through purposeful acknowledgement, learning and practice for meaningful impact.

We are an anti-racist organization. We commit to purposefully identify, discuss and challenge issues of race and color and the impact they have on our organization, its systems, and all who interact with us. 

We are a gender inclusive organization. We welcome everyone to this space, and celebrate the diverse ways individuals and families express themselves and live in this world.

LGBTQIA2+ Our community includes LGBTQIA+ individuals and families, and everyone is welcome.

Our community encompasses all abilities. We will continue our development of inclusive and accessible spaces both online and within the organizations we serve through our mission and work.

Our definition of family includes any and all relationships named as family, as chosen by an individual, couple or group.

We not disparage parents or children in this space. We want to bridge our conversations and work toward equitable access, policy and benefits for us all.

We value the environment. We are dedicated to minimizing our consumer waste + footprint. In every day ways we commit to low graphic use in our documentation, and choose to utilize an eco-friendly hosting option.