EDSI is a champion of cultivating, prospering and preserving a culture centered around our core values of Show Up, Smile and Support. We aim to make great impact in our local communities, our nation and the world.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


At EDSI, our core values of Show Up, Smile, and Support guide our efforts. We believe it takes all of us to be great, and we are committed to promoting a community that listens, learns, and acts to live our values for all.

A Statement from our Chief Servant Leader Regarding Systemic Racism.

Our EDSI Values are SHOW UP, SMILE and SUPPORT. We will Show Up to stand against systemic racism. We will Smile and act as a positive force for what is good and just. And, we will Support others, most importantly, our colleagues and communities of color.

We are hopeful that the horrors of recent events, and the history of inequity, can call us to stretch beyond public statements, to recognize and acknowledge past failures of mine and other privileged people, to learn, to love, and to leverage our shared strengths to create powerful and permanent change.

We are making space in our company’s communication to come together and share reflections, hold conversations, provide additional training and post connections to resources that help our representatives take actions that improve each community we serve.

I promise that the culture of EDSI will always reflect our values as we strive to be better and do better each and every day.

Very Humbly,

Kevin Schnieders

Chief Servant Leader / CEO

Proud to be, B CERTIFIED

EDSI is a proud Certified B Corporation, certified by the nonprofit B Lab. EDSI’s elite B Corp status puts it in a category with thousands of other high-caliber businesses setting the gold standard for good business. Through B Corp Certification, EDSI aspires to use the power of business to help solve social and environmental problems while operating under the highest standards of awareness, performance, transparency and accountability.

EDSI has provided workforce development program services for over 40 years. Within this business segment, we assist individuals with the transition from unemployment to employment and from under-employment to self-sufficiency. We are proud to serve our local communities and regions, providing support and economic empowerment for underserved populations.

To learn more about our workforce development program services - click here.

Here's a snapshot of our Overall B Impact Score:

A Diverse and Talented Team

EDSI values its team of unique individuals and respects the beliefs and backgrounds of every person. Our company is committed to building a talented, engaged and diverse workforce at all levels in the name of equality and prosperity.

  • The recruitment team currently reviews demographics to ensure that we have proper representation in our offices.
  • EDSI recruits at various organizations to ensure that we always have a diverse candidate pool.
  • Floating Holidays are offered to employees as a means to allow them to celebrate their individual holidays.
  • We celebrated Juneteenth as a day of service with EDSI employees and we’re eager to continue this going forward. Training will also be conducted to foster more conversations and growth.
  • We have a Social Justice page as a resource for our employees. This page includes video resources, books and podcasts along with movies and documentaries. There is also a reflection section that gives employees the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions and chat with other EDSI employees.
  • We continue to have many eager employees who want to participate in the ongoing development of our DE&I initiatives. We conducted two focus groups for ideation sessions on this topic. The groups then presented to our leadership team and we continue to execute on those ideas. Individuals from the team are helping to support these efforts.

Community Action and Giving Back

With U.S. locations in the midwest, northeast, and south, EDSI actively supports all the communities in which we work and live. Volunteering throughout the year is a regular practice for EDSI employees who support many different causes that are close to their hearts.

Community service is a regular part of EDSI employees’ lives both in and outside of the office. We support and volunteer at Veterans organizations, food banks, homeless shelters, underprivileged youth programs, animal shelters, childrens’ wish organizations, and many more.

EDSI’s Corporate Giving Jeans Day Program offers employees a bi-monthly opportunity to dress down and suggest worthy organizations to send donations to. Listed below is a sampling of organizations from 2020.

2020 donate pic
In 2020, EDSI donated 10% of our net profits to fantastic organizations doing good for others.
EDSI Supports Fields of Dreams Uganda
World Clothes Line Delivery to EDSI
EDSI - Community Service Days 2017