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The work of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is based on six core values. Adherence to these values promotes organizational integrity and effectiveness, and strengthens the relationships that are critical to all of CSSP’s work. The values are:

Equity & Diversity:  We are committed to equal opportunity and to diversity of experience, background and thought.

Respect:  We believe the worth of all individuals and communities we come into contact with should be valued and protected.

Transparency:  We strive to conduct our business with clarity and directness, so that others will always know where we stand. This includes thoughtful and proactive information sharing.

Accountability:  We understand that accountability is mutual and reciprocal and is the glue that holds good interactions and transactions together.

Optimism:  We share a profound belief in each other and in the people and places with which we work. Our optimism about the possibility of change is rooted in our sense of hope and a determination to persist until our goals are achieved.

Excellence and Integrity:  We strive to always work to the highest standards, encouraging innovation, risk taking and leadership. We are always open to new thoughts and maintain a sense of urgency in our work.

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