Message from Social Current CEO Jody Levison-Johnson: We Are Stronger Together
One of the many things that excites me most about the incredible potential for Social Current is the power of our network. Our network is comprised of a truly diverse group of organizations, serving varied and distinct communities, which is what makes it so strong. With that diversity, we realize that there will be times when some of our organizations, including those who are accredited, may have differing views than our own or each other. We recognize, respect, and rely on those differences. We believe that society is improved through honest, respectful dissention and discourse and welcome the opportunity to listen to all voices. We welcome all conversations that facilitate dialogue, growth, and increased understanding—this is the only way we will be able to move forward to collectively impact societal change and create an equitable society where all people can thrive.
I also wanted to take a moment to clarify our position when it comes to the statements we issue as Social Current. As we are a national nonprofit and not a membership organization, our public statements are not made on behalf of our network organizations or partners. The views expressed by Social Current are our own and made only after careful consideration to ensure alignment with the mission, vision, values, and policy agenda principles of our organization. We recognize that as a new organization, this might not yet be clear to all external constituents and are committed to ensure that we more intentionally communicate this moving forward. It is also important to note that COA Accreditation is an important part of Social Current and that our standards and accreditation processes will continue to be research-based and field-informed.
Thank you for being part of our network, for openly and candidly sharing your thoughts with us, and for the important work you undertake each day to impact change in the communities you serve. We are stronger because of you, and we are stronger together.