WHO IS DEON?
The Diversity & Equal Opportunity Network (DEON) is a non profit driven by passion to propel change. They use their individual expertise in their respective fields that align with DEONs mission and core values that strive above the non profit status quo.
Our mission is to equip teachers and administrators with the necessary training and resources to effectively support this imperative goal. Our organization offers aid to municipalities and non-profit organizations in implementing educational, cultural, and community-based initiatives and events. Our consultancy is dedicated to advising for-profit corporations on the execution of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and the positive effect that these programs have on those they serve. In order to ensure that the highest possible social return on investment is achieved, it is essential to consider the needs of all stakeholders, including those of marginalized communities. To this end, it is important that the perspectives of all members of a given community are taken into account when developing solutions to social issues. We have learned from history that when those affected by public progress are not included in the decision-making process, persistent and widespread oppression is the result.
We are determined to plant seeds for sustainable healing by providing youth programs, adult training & workshops, resources, support, and cultural & racial awareness programs.
Here at DEON, we believe that it really does take a village to provide children and youth with a safe and positive environment that breaks harmful cycles perpetuated by history and inaction. The village we brought together is grounded in intersectionality and a lack of discrimination based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, ability or class.