At ECC, we make empathy, service, integrity, and kindness the foundation of our actions and thoughts toward others.
Service is a core value for us because every social justice project we do is focused on helping others. From ensuring equal access to health services for minorities during a pandemic to raising awareness of gender equality and minority inclusion, ECC has devoted itself to serving our society.
To us, empathy means the willingness and the ability to listen to others, to understand things from the other person's perspective. President Barack Obama once put it best: "The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is an empathy deficit. We are in great need of people being able to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes." At ECC, we are committed to resolving this "empathy deficit" through our others-centered approach in every project.
Integrity fundamentally drives our social justice work at ECC. We will always be honest and uphold strong moral principles. We manifest integrity by doing the right thing not just in front of people but also behind the scenes. With integrity, we are a moral force that strives to give back to our society, protect the vulnerable, and speak up against hate and racism.
Kindness at ECC is about cooperating with others and treating others the way you want to be treated: with good faith, respect, and dignity. All of our volunteers at ECC are members of a shared community established to be of service to others. We work closely with each other to realize the goal of eliminating xenophobia, hate, and racism against minorities.