Our Commitment to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We define social justice as an ongoing process to which we are committed, rather than as an ultimately achievable goal. At 3rd Decade, social justice entails respect, care, and equity, with a consciousness about the impact of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, family responsibility or family status, marital status, religious or political conviction, pregnancy, age, and disability. By recognizing the dignity of each individual, we seek to build a healthy community based on social justice.

3rd Decade Participants from Quarter 4, 2021.

We understand that social justice recognizes the intricate involvement of attitudes in the construction of institutional practices and seeks ownership and responsibility for these attitudes. As an organization 3rd Decade is committed to engaging in self-examination, gauging assumptions, and judgments in order to foster attitudes of respect that invite members of our community into relationships, instead of alienation.

We also recognize that – crucially – social justice extends beyond attitudes and into actions that promote the creation of a space for the human spirit to thrive and the establishment and continuation of just relationships. Our commitment to social justice challenges each of us to work with others to design and continually seek to strengthen our organization as a place for personal and social development.

3rd Decade Participants from Quarter 4, 2021

Our actions for structural change in society also necessarily include advocacy for the elimination of violence and oppression, the alleviation of poverty, promotion of environmental justice and sustainability, and the diminution of inequality. We define our actions to promote social justice not as works of charity but of justice, as we work to become allies for fairness.

As a nonprofit, 3rd Decade strives to cultivate a socially just environment through active engagement in course curriculum, service learning, and partnerships with outside organizations.

Our Mission

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3rd Decade was created with the goal of improving financial futures for our participants and communities across the United States. The concept that everyone must thrive equally in a manner that commands great respect for persons inside and outside the organization and supports the communities of which they are a part is central to 3rd Decade’s mission to change financial futures forever starting now. 

Economics & Social Justice

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We are dedicated to advancing fairness, opportunity, and justice for historically marginalized people around the country, knowing that this is dependent on fair livelihoods that allow individuals, families, and communities to thrive.

Our Social Mission

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3rd Decade strives to operate in a way that actively recognizes the central role we play in society by innovating new ways to promote local and national quality of life. 3rd Decade’s values and ethics compels us to use our organization in innovative ways to make the world a better place for all.

Human Rights & Dignity

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We are dedicated to upholding all people’s rights to liberty, security, self-esteem, freedom of expression, and protest, as well as the ability to meet their own needs and contribute to society.

3rd Decade is working to ensure we are service individuals of all ethnicities around the country. Add text discussing the lack of diversity in the financial services industry?

At 3rd Decade, We Value…

Building relationships based on trust and integrity

Open communication and transparency

Diversity in the workplace and in the individuals we serve

Treating everyone with respect and fairness