Mission, Vision, Values
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development is a national research, consulting, and legal organisation dedicated to building economic health in vulnerable communities.
The Insight Center’s mission is to help people and communities become, and remain, economically secure.
We believe that the pathway to sustainable growth for our country and its people lies in strengthening our most vulnerable and economically detached populations.
The Insight Center envisions a nation where all people have access to the resources, opportunities and support they need to help them realise their potential and achieve economic security. We envision a nation of individuals and families with sufficient income, quality education, decent and affordable housing and health care, child and elder care, a safe environment, and savings and other economic assets. We see a society that recognises the value, dignity and creative potential of the overlooked and under-appreciated. Success on this scale will make us all richer and is the moral thing to do, consistent with the values of our democracy.
Our work is guided by the following values:
We believe everyone should be valued in our society and everyone should have the opportunity to participate and enjoy the benefits of our economic system.
We believe in a society and workplace in which all people are treated fairly and are provided with the tools to prosper. Exchanges of opinion should always be collegial and constructive and exhibit respect and tolerance for differing views.
We believe complex economic challenges faced by vulnerable communities require multi-disciplinary and integrated solutions. These solutions are best realised through collaborations between the private sector, government, non-profit organisations and the affected communities and their people.
We believe we should investigate topics rigorously, base conclusions on demonstrable evidence, and communicate findings clearly and honestly.