Our organization has worked closely with community members and CCC staff to shape our values. How did we decide on these six values? We interviewed individual staff members, conducted focus groups, and issued an employee-wide survey. Over 500 employees provided data that shaped our values into what they are today. Our values are the principles and beliefs at the heart of our organization. They describe our priorities, our areas of focus, and how we want to show up in the world. They function as a gauge to inform our strategic prioritization and resource allocation. Our values will also guide what happens when there is conflict or a difference of opinion and we seek a resolution. Our values create a foundation for how we hold each other accountable and guide how we treat each other both inside and outside our organization.