SCIO Engages with the Community to Transform Lives, One Family at a Time
Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization (SCIO) is a spiritually based organization of faith communities in Sheboygan County. Our shared values bring us together to educate and advocate for social justice, dignity, and to improve the quality of life for all people. We bridge the gap between community needs and partner resources.
Our core values are respect, compassion, collaboration, and service.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
Since our inception, Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization has been committed to serving members of the community who are often marginalized, disadvantaged, underserved and underrepresented. This includes but is not limited to race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, education, marital status, language, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, body size, genetic information, and learning styles. We strongly believe that diversity of individuals, backgrounds, and experiences strengthens our work. SCIO staff and Board members are deeply committed to equity in all our interactions, including serving clients, hiring practices, and membership. SCIO authentically includes individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power and ensures equal access to opportunities and resources.
This commitment and this work is never complete, and we recognize that we will make missteps. In that spirit, we are open to feedback and are committed to a process of listening, learning, acting and listening more.
SCIO was established in 1989 as an interfaith organization. Faith Communities and other partnering organizations were willing to put theological differences aside to assist those who would otherwise fall through the cracks of society. It’s with a social justice mind that these organizations came together to create grassroots solutions to local injustices, offering the community a way to use their God given talents to transform the community through education, advocacy, and programs that create dignity and improve the quality of life for all people. SCIO is focused on Engaging with the Community to Transform Lives, One Family at a Time.
SCIO is funded by grants, foundations, faith communities, individuals, and The United Way of Sheboygan County.