VIP Ignite Live Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We stand against systemic racism, police brutality, and all acts of prejudice or violence targeting any group of people in our society and communities.

We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that holding these beliefs is not enough, therefore we commit to visible and deliberate action with these steps:

Our team has come together to develop our initial commitments to action:

1) We Will Use Our Platform For Change

This company was founded on the belief that education is for everyone. We have committed 20% of all our resources to investing in programs that open the arts and entertainment industry to diversification. We have secured a small budget to run 10 weeks of Zoom Music sessions with a prison upstate in NYC: Woodfield Corrections. We are thrilled to have a range of commitments from these musical artists: Keith Shocklee (Public Enemy), Nile Rodgers (no introduction needed), Bonz Malone (Hip Hop Historian/Writer), Mark Schoenfeld (creator of the Broadway Musical “Brooklyn”), and a few others in the works. To learn more please take a look at: http://www.litercyforincarceratedteens.org

2) We Will Amplify Diverse Instructor Voices

Representation matters. Our instructor roster will exceed the diversity of our society. These voices will be consistently represented in each of our subject categories. Our goal is to achieve this representation through the next 200 instructors we bring to the platform.

3) We Will Help Build The Inclusive World That We Wish To Inhabit

We will develop and invest in additional strategies to build a diverse workplace, one that is consistent with the diversity of the countries where we are based.

4) We Will Add Our Support To Causes That Champion Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

We have committed up to $100,000 a year for donations and donation matching, directed by our employees, to individuals and organizations that are committed to supporting and advancing causes that will build a more equitable society.

5) We Will Create A Company Culture That Further Nourishes Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

We will hire dedicated resources to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion to support our employees and our broader team's efforts in this area.

6) We Will Ensure The Voices Of Everyone On Our Team Can Be Heard

We commit to giving our team a full day off for state and federal elections - to ensure they have the time to cast their votes and help others do the same.

This is a journey. We will measure and review progress every quarter with our team, and review funding annually. We will continue to grow and add to these responsibilities. More importantly, we will continue to challenge ourselves to lead and drive change.
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