Employee Resource Groups

Our City of Hope employee resource groups spring up organically as groups of people sharing a common identity, interest or goal. These groups promote the full participation of all members of the diverse City of Hope community.

By sponsoring blood drives, planning fundraisers, developing educational events and hosting other activities, employee resource groups provide many opportunities for personal involvement and professional development. They include:

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Asian-Pacific Community

APC is a group of City of Hope members from Asia, of Asian descent, or simply interested in Asian cultures and people. While our belief in City of Hope’s mission may have brought us together, our love for Asian heritage will bring us even closer, unite us further, and empower our members to achieve the mission of City of Hope.

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Connecting People Of African Descent For Hope

The CPAD vision is to create an inclusive community that connects the needs and interests of people of African descent at City of Hope. Our mission is to leverage the collective experiences of our members to understand better motivations and concerns that may be unique to our community and support City of Hope’s efforts to recruit and retain talented people of African descent. We want to serve as a trusted source of insight and creativity for City of Hope as it continues to expand its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. We organize and promote events/forums that address topics affecting communities of people of African descent, such as diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, breast cancer, heart disease, etc. We also provide opportunities for members to grow professionally and personally

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Hands Of Hope

The mission of Hands of Hope is to serve patients and employees who need physical or spiritual support. We work with a broad base of committed co-workers and community members through intercessory prayers and a support base for patient-related activities and a helping hand to colleagues while adhering to the HIPAA law.

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Indigenous People Alliance

Indigenous Peoples Alliance helps bring together people at City of Hope who identify as American Indian (Native American), Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Canadian First Nation or any other indigenous community outside of the United States. Importantly, this group will recognize the Indigenous Peoples of Southern California and will engage with the local Native American tribes, nations and communities to promote health and education.

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International Students And Scholars Association

ISSA fosters education, development and engagement of all international students and scholars at City of Hope. We also provide advocacy and support regarding specific global community needs. ISSA also supports an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness via educational, social and cross-cultural programs.

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Latinos For Hope

Latinos for Hope was established to support City of Hope’s mission of transforming the future of health and promoting City of Hope’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Our vision is to accelerate City of Hope’s mission of transforming the future of health, especially for people of color. We will achieve this by engaging, collaborating and working with our internal and external community to identify needs and bring awareness of gaps in health care. Our mission is to organize and sponsor events that engage our Latinos for Hope members, staff, patients and community partners to support City of Hope’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and bring awareness about Hispanic/Latino heritage and culture. Latinos for Hope provides a network that supports the professional development of City of Hope's Hispanic/Latino employees, increases retention and talent acquisition, and works to drive and promote an positive workplace experience. Latinos for Hope is open to all who are interested in promoting internal and external awareness of City of Hope’s mission and values.

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Pride In The City

Pride in the City promotes a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ patients, families and employees through education, cultural awareness and networking. We provide a forum for networking opportunities and informal mentorship to enhance members’ professional development and effectiveness at City of Hope. We provide a safe and supportive space where LGBTQ employees can learn more about resources available to them, work with senior leadership to improve the care experience of LGBTQ patients and families by suggesting process improvements and providing feedback on developments, and participate in community outreach to further City of Hope's mission and recruitment efforts.  

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Veterans For Hope

Veterans For Hope's vision is to unite employees with military service backgrounds and their families and supporters to strengthen City of Hope’s ties to the veteran community. Its members will be a resource for one another, for patients and the larger community, keeping City of Hope connected to the people it serves. Veterans and those who support them come from all cultures and backgrounds, but we are united by our commitment to serving the common good. Veterans for Hope will leverage that service-before-self mentality by helping to recruit and retain talented and like-minded individuals to join the City of Hope workforce, while honoring the sacrifices made by veterans and their families (including employees, patients and members of the local community).

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Women's Professional Network

WPN provides opportunities to our employees to develop professionally and build relationships. WPN encourages and empowers women to achieve their optimal potential by creating an inclusive place for dialogue and collaboration and providing professional and health education and support to people of all backgrounds interested in women’s professional and personal development.

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Young Professional Network

YPN aims to provide opportunities for young professionals at City of Hope to meet, network, and gain exposure to the greater institution. It also helps support professional development opportunities and creates opportunities to contribute to the future success of City of Hope.