Changing Systems & Structures
Did you know that Marin ranks as one of the most racially disparate counties in California? The most recent Race Counts report highlights a number of economic inequities in our abundant county that Community Action Marin is working to change; so that all of us in Marin have a roof over our head, nutritious food, and greater well-being.
Those who live, work and visit Marin, including all racial and ethnic groups, deserve to experience fair and just inclusion. We act 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.
Community Action Marin works together with partners across government, community, and the public and private sectors to ensure that everyone in Marin has the ability to lead a life of dignity on pathways to self-sufficiency, and thriving. With a shared vision for equity, our work together is to move into action for change.
Of students in Marin are people of color, while only 1 in 10 of their teachers are people of color
50,000 people in Marin struggle to put food on the table
Amount renters in Marin County need to earn (3.5 times the state minimum wage) to afford the average monthly asking rent of $2,753
The Community Needs Assessment is a roadmap built on surveys and experience. It reflects our findings, strategies, and planned programming covering agency offerings such as emergency assistance, childcare, economic mobility services, housing, and food justice. This plan is what will guide us for the next two years in creating better outcomes.
Just as we actively pursue equity at the community and societal level, advancing equity within our own agency is a priority. As a leading employer in the county with 200 employees, Community Action Marin is transparent around the race and gender makeup of our staff, leadership, and board of directors. We also seek to attract, retain, nurture, and grow a diverse workforce. Additionally, we strive to be welcoming and inclusive in our policies and practices, with mindfulness on equity to ensure that people of color and people of low income are supported and have equal access to opportunities throughout our agency.
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Join us in our efforts for an equitable Marin. You can also read our collaborative Equitable Recovery Report now.
Tremendous power for change exists within each of us and our community. Our voices raised together can create a more just, equitable Marin County. I’m excited and inspired by what’s possible when we advocate together.
Chief Strategy Officer