Building Community Through Our Core Values

Founded Communities

In the Founded Community we have six core values that we use to build inclusive communities to create social and economic impact. We look forward to using these values to grow Cary’s entrepreneurial community.

Embrace Diversity + Inclusion

Diversity is one of the most critical elements in creating an inclusive community. It encompasses not only visible differences such as race, gender, age, and culture but also differences in thought, background, and experiences. By embracing diversity, we can learn from each other's unique perspectives and experiences, which can help us to break down barriers and build stronger, more resilient communities.

A sense of belonging is essential in creating inclusive communities. Belonging means feeling accepted, valued, and supported within a community. It is essential to create an environment where everyone feels that they have a place and that their contributions are valued. A sense of belonging can help to build trust and foster a sense of community, which can lead to greater collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

Be Authentic

Being authentic means being true to oneself and honest in our interactions with others. It involves being genuine, transparent, and not hiding behind a facade.

Authenticity is crucial for building trust and creating meaningful connections with others. When we're authentic, we show our vulnerabilities and share our true selves, which can help to foster deeper relationships. Authenticity can also help us to stay true to our values and beliefs, even in challenging situations.

Leave the World Better Than You Found It

This value encourages us to make a positive impact on the world during our time here. It's a call to action to think beyond ourselves and consider the well-being of future generations.

Drive Forward with Purpose

Driving forward with purpose and value involves setting goals that align with your values and beliefs, taking intentional action towards those goals, reflecting on your progress, and surrounding yourself with a supportive network. By prioritizing purpose and value in your life, you can live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Empower Others

Empowering others is a powerful way to create positive change and make a difference in the world. It involves helping others to realize their potential, build confidence, and take action to achieve their goals. By empowering others, you can help create a more just, equitable, and compassionate society.

Think Big

Thinking big is an essential mindset for achieving great things in life. It means setting ambitious goals and dreaming beyond what may seem possible at the present moment. When you think big, you expand your imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills, which can help you overcome challenges and achieve success.