A Message from our CEO
As I look back on 2022, it’s plain to see that there is still a lot of work to do to repair the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on people of color and people of low income. The reality is that racial and economic disparities existed long before the pandemic, and they will continue to be part of Marin County unless we take bold action.
Together, a focus on community well-being will take us toward strengthened outcomes for all who live here. As this Impact Report demonstrates, direct services like childcare, utility assistance, or career and workforce training are only part of what’s needed.
Advocacy too is critically important so that policies shift toward justice. Our vote, our voice, our minds open—we will empower a shared yearning for meaningful change, and we will make it happen.
Dive into the Impact Report’s numbers, testimonials, and reflections to learn more about how we are helping people and transforming lives. From one-on-one coaching to efforts that have created new laws to protect thousands of people, our staff, volunteers, and community members like you have created unstoppable momentum toward a more equitable future.
Let me invite you to join us. If you’re capable of giving, please donate to our Step Up Community Fund to help increase our impact and make the pathway forward ever more hopeful.
And if you’re ever in need, call us—we’re in your corner.
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.
Many people in our community–our Marin neighbors–are living with severe hardships and traumas, many of which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 health and economic pandemic. Community Action Marin is at the heart of trying to get those hardships addressed, partnering with different organizations within the county–non-profits, county governments, town governments–to ultimately eliminate the problems that are brought about by poverty.
Community Action Marin