About the Sender One Cares Program and Our Commitment
Our purpose is to discover ourselves and connect with others through climbing. We are committed to justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, religion, and socio-economic status amongst our climbing community.
Internally, we are committed to fostering a diverse pool of candidates for jobs, welcoming open and thoughtful dialogue that nurtures understanding across differences, and providing training that builds a culture of diversity and inclusion.
We are actively focused on breaking down barriers that limit participation in the sport of climbing through partnerships with organizations that share in these ideals and plan events that nurture and support underrepresented groups. Our goal with the Sender One Cares Program is to ensure that this workplace, programming, and member community embody the demographic of our neighborhoods.
INITIATIVES: SENDER ONE CARES PROGRAM
CARE FOR THE COMMUNITYSender One is filled with different voices, opinions, and backgrounds. We value each of our members and guests for the unique piece that they add to creating our community as a whole. Our strength doesn't just build when we are on the walls but when we share and connect with others. These are our Care for the Community initiatives:
- Send with Color
- Send with Pride
- Send with Women
- Send Forward
CARE FOR THE CRAGOur passion for climbing expands beyond our walls and out into our parks and local climbing crags. Sender One one is committed to sharing our knowledge of outdoor climbing etiquette and doing hands-on work at outdoor climbing areas so that they remain available for years and future generations to come. These are our Care for the Crag initiatives:
- Crag Cleanups
- Send it Out Meetups
- Partnerships with Outdoor Organizations
More about each initiative:
Send with Color
We're committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the climbing community through thoughtful hiring and training practices, building alliances with BIPOC organizations, and tailoring programming to include minority and low-income groups.
Send with Pride
We strive to create positive climbing experiences for our community, supporting each member for whatever their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression may be.
Send with Women
Dedicated to empowering women as strong individuals and leaders, we look to provide a safe and supportive community for women and non-binary climbers. Send with Women initiatives strive to both foster relationships and encourage personal growth.
Focusing on efforts to make climbing more accessible to minority and low-income groups while creating a space of inclusion. We're partnering and strengthening relationships with organizations that are building positive futures for underrepresented and underprivileged groups.
Crag Cleanups & Meetups
We're working together with organizations focused on keeping our crags clean and accessible while better educating the climbing community about maintaining our favorite outdoor spaces.
Join the commitment to create positive change.
By signing the Sender One Cares Program Pledge, you acknowledge making choices that reflect the values represented above and act in a way that upholds the commitment of the Sender One Cares Program. We believe through small acts in the collectiveness of the community that big changes are able to occur.
Sender One recognizes that we occupy land originally and still inhabited and cared for by the Tongva, Tataviam, Serrano, Kizh, Chumash, and Juaneño Band of Mission Indians/Acjachemen Nation Peoples. We honor and pay respect to their elders and descendants — past, present, and emerging — as they continue their stewardship of these lands. Through Care for the Crag we will work to foster acknowledgement & respect of the land and to teach responsible recreation.
DISCOVER, LEARN & SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATIONS WE'VE CONNECTED WITH SO FAR!