Our mission at Sixteenth Street is to provide all of our services without barriers. “To improve the health and well-being of Milwaukee and surrounding communities by providing quality, patient-centered, family -based health care, health education and social services free from linguistic, cultural and economic barriers.”
Effectively meeting the needs of this patient population requires employees who value (and often times speak) the language and understand the cultural beliefs of our patients. At Sixteenth Street we have an employee base and company culture that embraces diversity and celebrates the mosaic of perspectives and beliefs that exist in the neighborhoods we serve.
One of our core values is “the inherent value of diverse cultures,” and that is what diversity and culture is at Sixteenth Street – inherent. In 2014 we were awarded the Nonprofit Excellence Award in Diversity by the Non-profit Center of Milwaukee and the 2015 YMCA Diversity & Inclusion Award.
Our Human Resources Department will tell you that our mission to provide barrier free healthcare and a diverse, accepting workplace will often be the “tie breaker” in our favor with prospective employees, knowing they are in a place where they belong and are part of something meaningful.
Sixteenth Street provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sixteenth Street complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.