Core Values

There are six core values which are integral to the Level Playing Field Institute and inform our approach to our work. 

1. Focus on impact.

  • We strive to disrupt the system and improve outcomes for individuals 
  • Impact drives the decisions we make; we seek to maximize positive change
  • Efforts must be sustainable in order to achieve real impact
  • Constantly evaluate and measure our impact
  • Consider impact in terms of quality, not just quantity

2. Strengthen our communities.

  • Maintain a connection and contribute to the communities in which we work, both locally and nationally
  • Be willing to learn from the communities in which we work
  • Contribute to the broader STEM education community with research and program success
  • Actively foster positive work environment, culture, and practices
  • Support staff and community members in personal and professional development

3. Balance passion and practicality.

  • Let our mission drive our work
  • Work towards a more equal society where justice exists on local, national and global levels
  • Focus on actions that are feasible and sustainable
  • Make decisions based on research, data, and evidence

4. Experiment. Evaluate. Modify. Implement.

  • Continuously and consistently improve practices
  • Research best practices and new ideas/models
  • Try new things. Have the freedom to fail. Learn from failures
  • Exhibit flexibility and resourcefulness. Embrace change

5. Be a strong link in the chain.

  • The work we do as an organization connects with and is relevant to the national discussion surrounding STEM education
  • Initiate the change we want to see
  • Contribute to and take strength from our teams and our organization as a whole
  • LPFI employees do their part and more to the best of their ability

6. Celebrate and have some fun.

  • LFPI is a fun and engaging workplace that offers fun and engaging programs
  • Celebrate successes and the learning we gain from failures
  • Create an environment where employees can be themselves and are celebrated for their unique strengths 

 

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