HEA Values

Creating a Culture of Cross-Sector Collaboration

Community & Diversity

HEA believes that communities are stronger when working together. Diversity adds richness and complexity to the community, making it hum with vitality.

Opportunity & Responsibility

HEA values a community where each person is presented opportunities to realize his or her dreams. HEA also recognizes the individual’s responsibility to realize those dreams and “pay forward” the opportunities they were provided.

Action & Research

Progress comes from balancing understanding and doing, along with research and action.

Excellence & Equity

HEA strives for excellence in everything it does, while working to ensure that the pursuit of excellence is experienced by all members of our community.

Imagination & Grit (Perseverance)

Imagining a better future is the important first step in the change process. Once imagined, grit and perseverance will make individual and collective goals attainable.

Innovation & Collaboration

Innovation is often thought to be the work of lone geniuses. HEA believes that collaboration creates a synergy that catalyzes the greatest innovations.