Culture Statement and Core Values

Our Culture
: At America Needs You, we are passionate about our mission, serving our students and maximizing our impact. ANY is a professional development organization and we lead by example.  We set high expectations and promote diversity, collaboration, innovation and creativity.   We take pride in our open-door policy and embrace a warm and professional culture, harnessing a spirit of fairness, engagement, teamwork and respect.  We are coaches, leaders and life-long learners.

We live by our core values – Excellence, Community, Integrity, Curiosity, Accountability and Data & Results. They are the benchmark for everything we do as an organization and they are the framework from which we make all of our decisions. These six core values define our culture, inspire us and help us achieve our mission.

Our core values are:

We strive to achieve excellence. We believe in performing at the highest level of quality and professionalism in all aspects of the organization. We set ambitious goals and seek to exceed them.

We respect, value, and celebrate our students, volunteers, staff and partners and we assume positive intentions. Our diverse community provides resources, opportunities and knowledge to advance our mission.

We fight for what we believe in and do what is right, fair and equitable, no matter what. We do so honestly and ethically, as our mission requires.

We ask questions and are hungry to learn. We have a feedback rich environment that provides the basis for continuous improvement. We frequently evaluate how to perform more efficiently and effectively, as individual team members and as an organization.

We do what we say. We are committed to reliability, responsiveness and ownership of work-product in furtherance of our mission.

Data & Results
We are a data-driven and results-oriented organization. We consistently use data to improve our programs, team and strategy. We define clear outcomes, metrics and results, which we track regularly.