Harnessing the Power of Differences:
Make Our Differences Our Strengths

We believe in embracing the richness of human differences. Diversity isn’t just about the color of our skin; it’s about celebrating the unique tapestry of experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and identities that make our community vibrant. Our mission is to promote understanding, inclusion, and equality for all, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other aspect of our diverse identities. Together, we strive to build a more inclusive and equitable Westmoreland County where every voice is heard and valued. Join us in celebrating the many facets of diversity that make our community stronger and more united.

About the Westmoreland Diversity Coalition

The Westmoreland Diversity Coalition (Coalition) is a young communitybased nonprofit membership organization that is poised to bring people together to promote diversity from all walks of life, generate greater understanding and acceptance, and to help create through advocacy and education an atmosphere in Westmoreland County where all people feel welcome. The Coalition is working to build a cohesive foundation and network of residents and organizations in Westmoreland County to raise public awareness and work collectively to effect broad-based social change.

This Coalition is a county-wide umbrella organization that embraces and promotes difference and inclusion. It is committed to making Westmoreland County more inviting and diverse through county-wide programs and events, community conversations, educational material, etc. It seeks to partner with Westmoreland County government and other public and private entities to launch initiatives designed to help Westmoreland County grow and prosper.

At the core of this Coalition is the belief that the complicated, interrelated but subtle social issues that have existed in Westmoreland County for many years can only be addressed through long-range consistent effort and sustained commitment. The Coalition’s strategic plan is designed to build the foundation of the Coalition as it evolves and gains the respect and confidence of the community while at the same time acknowledging and recognizing the need to develop the awareness and adaptability to new challenges, opportunities, and lessons, as they emerge.