CSDC's Commitment To Non-Discrimination, Equity & Inclusion

CSDC Diverse team

Promoting a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Statement of Commitment

For over a quarter of a century, CSDC has been a champion of school choice by providing educational facilities solutions in under-resourced communities. CSDC’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) builds upon this established history of advancing educational equity. An intentional focus on DEI, which has been part of CSDC’s DNA since the beginning, positions us for even greater impact in the future.  We know that when our investments are informed by expressed community needs and we have a team whose broad backgrounds and perspectives shape our work, we are more effective in our mission of creating thriving educational ecosystems and eliminating barriers to access and choice for under-resourced communities across the country.

Commitment Detail

CSDC’s DEI commitment builds on our history and expresses what we want to be true because of an intentional focus on DEI across all aspects of our organization. It enables our strategy and reflects our highest expectations and aspirations for our work, for the children and communities we serve, our team, and all of those with whom we partner.

CSDC will not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, transgender, marital or familial status, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, socio-economic status or any other characteristics that make our employees unique.

CSDC will make available to interested individuals, including those with impaired vision or hearing, information about where they can find accessible services, activities, and facilities.

CSDC endeavors to make our website and the job application process accessible to all users. If you require assistance due to an accessibility issue or with matters related to Section 504 compliance, please email info@csdc.org or call 443-561-1280 and this information can be provided in an alternative format or language upon request.

Promoting Diverse and Inclusive Federal Programs'

CSDC follows the standards and procedures provided in 40 CFR Part 5 (§5.1350), 40 CFR Part 7 (§7.120), and all associated definitions and guidance and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, and retaliation in the programs, services, and activities.

The U.S. Treasury Department implements Title VI through regulations set forth in 31 C.F.R., Part 22 and conducts investigations of civil rights complaints filed against recipients of financial assistance under any of its programs and conducts pre- and post-award compliance reviews.

Treasury can defer action on an application for federal financial assistance, issue a cautionary letter, or deny funding for applicants who are not in compliance with Title VI and other relevant civil rights laws.

To file a complaint related to a Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund program, please contact the Department of the Treasury Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity or send an email to crcomplaints@treasury.gov.

Language Assistance

CSDC is committed to supporting people of all languages and abilities in accessing CSDC’s services. To access language assistance services, such as translation or other assistive services, please email info@csdc.org or call 443-561-1280 and CSDC will make arrangements to provide those services. 

CSDC has retained the services of Jeenie®, in furthering its commitment to effective communication with those we are Limited English Proficient (LEP). Jeenie® is a mobile language service provider, which provides instant access to live, human interpreters for on-demand translation and interpretation services in various languages.

Whistle-Blower Protection

CSDC is committed to honesty and accountability. If you become aware of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or a substantial and specific danger to public safety or health involving CSDC programs and services, you may report it to CSDC’s Sr. VP of Legal Affairs and/or the Chief Operating Officer at info@csdc.org or by phone at 443-561-1280. Any reports or disclosure of information made by a whistleblower that is protected by law from retaliation or retribution.

If you are a CSDC employee, please see the employee handbook for more information.