Mission & Values
By acting on our values, Rubicon has conviction that we will achieve our mission and our vision.
An East Bay without poverty.
To transform East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty.
Commitment to racial justice
Systemic racism undergirds our nation’s laws, policies, and beliefs. To break poverty, we must address racism wherever we see it — starting with our own practices and culture. Rubicon’s anti-racism stance affirms our identity as an anti-racism organization, and outlines our approach to dismantling racism first from within, and then in the communities we serve.
We will not always get it right, but we will always strive for what is right. We ask every person who reads this statement to help transform Rubicon and the communities we serve into places where we connect with Humility, act with Hope, and live with Justice.
We believe in the promise of fairness, equality and opportunity for all people. We collaborate with others who share our goals of dismantling institutional racism and the cycle of poverty, and we are committed to examining the role we play in perpetuating these systems. We hold ourselves accountable to these promises.
Our optimism and hope drive us to constantly seek justice. We think creatively about how to solve social problems. Our belief in our participants, staff and community fuels our hope in achieving our mission to break the cycle of poverty.
We are responsive to the ever-evolving needs of the people we serve and the community in which we live. We humbly listen to our clients, our community and one another. The urgency of our work demands that we act boldly, and take risks, even if we make mistakes along the way.