Community Action Marin’s Mission
We make it possible for people in Marin to achieve well-being by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need. Together, we break down the barriers that get in the way of fair and lasting change in service to better outcomes for all.
We hold a shared vision for equity: Those who live, work, and visit Marin, including all racial and ethnic groups, experience fair and just inclusion. We act together to rectify historic patterns of racial, class, and gender marginalization, ensuring that all see themselves reflected in decision making and that all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.
Many people consider Marin County to be one of the most beautiful places to live in the United States. It has some of the highest incomes per capita and one of the lowest unemployment rates. It also has the widest gap between rich and poor and one of the greatest racial inequities in the State of California. In this county of plenty, the face of poverty is often invisible. The numbers are not.
The cost of living in Marin has risen 48% in just the past four years, and families are struggling to make ends meet. Right now, a family of four with two adults, one infant, and one preschooler would need to earn $149,545 annually, an amount 82% greater than the federal poverty level of $26,500, to cover all of the family’s basic expenses, such as housing, food, child care, health care, transportation, and taxes without public or private assistance.
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CEO: Chandra Alexandre, Ph.D.
We make it possible for people to achieve wellbeing by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need. Together, we break down the barriers that get in the way of fair and lasting change in service to better outcomes for all.
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I’ve seen how Community Action Marin has strengthened advocacy to help keep people housed and safe during the pandemic. They have taken on challenges no one else could sustain through homeless outreach, mental health, and basic needs. As a neighbor in Marin, I’m so proud to stand with Chandra and Community Action Marin in the work of achieving AN EQUITABLE RECOVERY.”
Aid the Fight for Racial and Economic Justice
By giving to Community Action Marin, donors will make an equitable pandemic recovery possible.
•$250 gives preschool children a new learning garden with seeds and digging tools.
• $500 helps a teacher get a professional training and wellness day.
•$1,000 ensures that safety net services get to the hardest-to-reach people.
•$5,000 supports civic engagement and advocacy efforts for racial justice.
Give to the Step Up Community Fund and see your dollars help people and change lives!
OVER $1 MILLION DONORS:
California Department of Education
County of Marin
U.S Department of Health and Human Services (including Head Start/Early Head Start)
$100,000 TO $999,999 DONORS:
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund
Marin Community Foundation
United Way Bay Area
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Nicolette Van Exel