A Message from our CEO
I SEE ALL THAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED this past year and I’m proud of our team. I’m grateful for our friends and supporters who make so much possible and give us the courage to do hard work. Still, we have much to do to meet the needs of many across Marin.
Our recent Community Needs Assessment, based on input from those we help, as well as others throughout the county, revealed that housing, health, and education continue to be the top concerns. This is especially relevant among people of color and those of low income.
As Marin County’s leading anti-poverty agency, our work helps people address their emergency needs, gain skills, obtain high-quality early education for their children, build confidence, and increase financial stability. Our dedicated team helps people to find jobs and put food on the table.
We meet people where they are, helping them to get on a path of self-sufficiency and success through programs and services. At the same time, staff is implementing our strategic Levers for Change to help shift the narrative around poverty and advocate for policies and systems that produce equity.
Living our values guides all that we do. With trust as our foundation, we pursue healing-centered approaches to bring about transformative change. We recognize the importance of doing the work in our own house to create meaningful steps toward equity and well-being for all of us.
This is just the beginning. I invite you to read through this report and join us to create a stronger Marin!
Thank you for helping us to serve more of our community, increase our impact, and move forward ON A PATHWAY TO MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS HEAD ON.
Chief Executive Officer
2023 Community Action Marin Community Needs Assessment
At Community Action Marin, your voice leads our work. We listen and learn, offer services and programs in response to community needs and insights about what makes community stronger. Our Community Needs Assessment (CNA) 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.