Step Up Marin!

May 20, 2022

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Step Up Marin! Building Towards Equity Together – May 20, 2022

“As leaders—elected, appointed, or self-proclaimed—we must have the courage and bravery to stand up, to not accept the status quo as sufficient or enough. Change is hard and scary at times, but if we want more for our communities we have to have the courage for the change that will make life better for all. I want to thank you, Community Action Marin, for being willing to step up and have the courage to move forward for all.” —Benita McLarin, Director, Health and Human Services, County of Marin

Building Towards Equity Together

This extraordinary event was an opportunity to celebrate how together we are creating racial and economic equity in Marin. Community Action Marin has been assisting people across Marin County for over 50 years. By working together in community, we are helping people to achieve well-being by providing the education, mental health, and vital services they need so that all of us in Marin have an equal opportunity to live our lives with dignity and respect. We break down barriers to lasting change and invite you to be part of the action for justice.

Kelli McMains receives the inaugural Community Courage Award in what was an emotional moment during the evening.

Community Courage Award

On May 20, 2022, we presented Community Action Marin’s Inaugural Community Courage Award to Kelli McMains.

Other Highlights from the Evening

Kindergarten kids sitting on bench with arms around each other smiling

Support well-being across Marin!

Make a donation to the Step Up Community Fund to support Community Action Marin programs that make an equitable future possible. Together, we can make our community fair, just, and inclusive so people can not only meet their most basic needs, but they can also fully support themselves and each other on the road to self-sufficiency.