CSL Mission Statement
To assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations, and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.
CSL Vision, Values, and Social Impact
CSL’s vision guides every aspect of its business by describing what it needs to accomplish in order to provide sustainable quality services that help individuals and communities reach their potential by lifting people to economic stability.
Be a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be.
Bring to communities a portfolio of outstanding services that move people to economic stability
Nurture a winning network of collaborators and funders; together we create mutual, enduring value
Be a responsible organization that makes a difference by creatingsustainable programs that help communities support their neediest population.
Have outstanding knowledge and skill and being mindful of our overall responsibilities.
Be a highly effective, lean and fast-moving organization.
Our values serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we behave in the world. We believe that:
• Having a population where every capable person is self-sufficient is in everyone’s best interest.
• The highly innovative and flexible solutions we provide to our clients enable them to improve their personal well-being and the well-being of their communities.
• We must model excellence and the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all we do.
• The shared mission embodied in our collaborations will serve as a blueprint for community improvement.
Targeted Areas of Social Impact
Equity and Human Rights – We believe all people should be treated with dignity, respect and fairness and have full and equal access to civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights. We support programs designed to ensure people are treated with fairness.
Food, Agriculture and Nutrition – We support programs that work to overcome poverty and hunger, especially those programs that give families a hand-up, not just a handout, and that empower them to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity. We support programs that link communities together to bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of economic instability.
Housing and Neighborhoods – We believe in building better communities through promoting neighborhood revitalization and incorporating transit-oriented strategies. Neighborhoods should be innovatively adapted or creatively designed so they are attractive and affordable so as to improve distressed communities and strengthen healthy ones. We support the optimization of building locations on urban infill and Brownfield sites, and embrace the use of emerging technologies that set new standards for environmental excellence.
Health Equity – We believe that healthy people make healthy communities. We seek to improve health and health care for vulnerable populations with an emphasis on access to quality primary services in local communities. Through education, public awareness of basic wellness issues and healthy lifestyles and habits can be encouraged.
Aging – Many older adults confront social and economic challenges that limit their ability to enjoy sound health and economic security. To help them, we support programs to improve the quality of life for low-income older adults. We also seek to support programs that better address the economic and social needs of vulnerable adults.
Infants, Children & Youth – We believe that it is in a community’s best interest to ensure that every child has access to quality programs in education, health, safety and a comprehensive set of services to help them reach their full potential. Significant disparities exist in the support systems and opportunities available to many children, and early investment in their futures is undervalued. We support efforts that advocate and deliver for children specific programs and policy reforms that will improve the lives of those children and youth who are most in need helping communities to build a better future and avoid future costs.