Supporting diverse communities near and far
Ulta Beauty’s corporate headquarters are located just outside the city of Chicago and supporting organizations that support the area is one of our priorities. We’re also building partnerships with nonprofits that empower underserved individuals in Chicago and beyond.
While UBCF remains focused on supporting women and families, we are also increasingly broadening our support to include organizations fighting for racial equality and that serve BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination affect millions of women and young people, and we recognize the need for an intersectional approach.
We are doing this by surveying our community partners to better understand their DEI commitments and strategies, increasing our investments in groups that work with underserved communities, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Chicago and Metropolitan Family Services and matching Ulta Beauty leaders, many of whom are diverse, with seats on nonprofit boards.
Over the past few years, we have also developed relationships with the Chicago Area Urban League, which works to achieve equity for Black families and communities through social and economic empowerment; and Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, which helps unemployed job seekers re-enter the workforce. Our support takes the form of donations, board service, volunteer time and even hands-on training on topics like interview skills. We increased our support for both of these organizations in 2020. We have hired more than 170 Chicagoans since we formed our partnership with Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, and the organization named us the 2020 Champion for the Unemployed for our efforts to hire the underserved and empower even more individuals to use their talents and skills to build a better future.
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