We believe the health of a community can be measured by the shared understanding of its assets, weaknesses and commitment to building strong relationships.
A successful community celebrates diversity, acts inclusively, works intentionally to create opportunities and reduces barriers to individuals achieving success.
Burroughs is a center for programs, partners and people that uses its facility resources and relationships to build a stronger community to help individuals overcome barriers to success. Through the development of partnerships and by delivering programs and services, Burroughs can address gaps within the community to help our neighbors achieve a better future.
For many people, the opportunities and resources needed to navigate pathways to success are continually under threat. Lost resources, shifting policies and political tensions leave members of our community vulnerable and with fewer opportunities.
At Burroughs we work to promote an understanding of current and emerging needs, find available resources and create opportunities that:
- Connect people with information and resources
- Unite individuals to build relationships
- Support partnerships that inspire change and community involvement
To carry out our mission, we adhere to the following ideology:
Burroughs is committed to building a society that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression. We acknowledge inequities exist that stem from institutional racism and individual bias.
Burroughs supports equal rights and equitable opportunities for all. We believe in promoting diverse representation and giving voice to an informed community to shape the future they wish to see.
We will cultivate partnerships with like-minded organizations and pursue priorities defined by the community. All actions, policies and agents working on behalf of our organization will promote the following principals:
- Respect for others
- Individual accountability