Message from Hobsons CEO
To Our Hobsons Family & Community:
Over the last few days, I have struggled to explain to my children the despairing sadness and public display of outrage of so many Americans. We have taught our children that every human being is equal and to have a moral compass to stand up against injustice. But how do we explain the recent senseless killings of Black Americans and the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations?
This is a difficult time for our country and the world. The underlying flaws of our society have risen in tragic displays of racism. We have much work to do around understanding each other and treating everyone with respect and compassion, no matter the color of our skin, or where we come from or what we believe in.
For our part, Hobsons will continue to value every individual and support and serve the diverse communities we work with. It has been and will always be a priority. With our diverse workforce, we have always stressed that each person has a right to equality of opportunity; the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate any form of abuse, harassment, bullying or discrimination of employees, contractors, clients or anyone else we work alongside.
To our valued community of educators, we have always partnered with you to put students first. We will continue to identify ways for our company and our products to provide equitable access to minority and traditionally underserved students to the resources they need to pursue their academic and career goals.
Now more than ever, we must speak out when we see injustice. We, along with the young people we support through our work, must live up to the values of our nation and the guiding tenets of our Constitution. In addition, we will be making a donation to a charitable organization that aligns to our values, and our employees will help select the worthy organization to support.
We are all in this together.