Equity and inclusion

We believe in dignity, accessibility, self-determination, and the deep value of different experiences. We are committed to advancing social equality and human and civil rights within our organization as well as in the advocacy we do throughout New York, and we value the dynamism that staff and Board diversity brings to the work and culture of the office. We strive to promote behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable us to work inclusively and effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, co-workers, and community partners. NYLPI seeks to maintain a staff and Board that is diverse along many axes, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, and national origin; disability; socioeconomic background; and sexual orientation and gender identity. We recognize the ongoing need to foster and support diversity at all levels of the organization.

The staff demographics below were captured in an employee survey distributed in 2018. We update this information annually.

Race/Ethnicity Total Attorney Non-Attorney Management
Asian 12% 13% 10% 0%
Black or African-American 6% 7% 5% 0%
Hispanic or Latino 24% 13% 32% 11%
White (not Hispanic or Latino) 50% 67% 37% 89%
Two or More Races/Ethnicities 8% 0% 16% 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0% 0% 0% 0%
Other 0% 0% 0% 0%
Gender Total
Male 18%
Female 79%
Nonbinary/Transgender/Other 3%
Disability Total
Staff member with a disability 27%
Staff member with a family member with a disability 50%
Orientation Total
Staff member is gay, lesbian or bisexual 29%
Position With NYLPI Total
Advocate 26%
Attorney 26%
Community Organizer 9%
Director/Supervisor 25%
Executive Director 3%
Operations 11%


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