OUR VALUES

Vibrancy

We live in a vibrant community with wonderful people, cultures, and experiences that attract others from all over. We embrace our community's contagious state of living to share and celebrate everything that unites us and all that sets us apart.

Authenticity

Our work at The Center includes authentic communication and representation. This means sharing in the highs and lows and allowing community members to be a part of the process.

 

Diversity & Inclusivity

The acceptance and love of all community members is central to our mission as a community center. The Center is committed to embracing diversity in staff, programming, and decision-making for community programs without biases of gender, race, sexuality, age, or socioeconomic status.

Collaboration

We recognize that true social change necessitates intentional collaboration. We make it a priority to partner with local churches, community members, non-profit agencies, local businesses, and government systems for the good of all who reside in the Leelanau community. 

Innovation:

We prioritize creative solutions to complex needs in our community.

Transparency

The Center values being honest, open, and transparent in all things. This accommodates accessibility to important information such as financial records and meeting minutes. 

Accessibility

The Center prioritizes accessibility as a crucial way to develop a community that is inclusive of all its residents. We intentionally create spaces and programs that are accessible to all who choose to come together to share and learn about one another.

 

Consistency & Reliability

Community members can rely on The Center to always be a welcoming place where they will be seen, heard, and loved.