Look here for ongoing community advocacy efforts supporting MarinKids’ policy and public education aims. To add your advocacy group to our list, send an email with information to info@marinkids.org

Canal Community Gardens and Trails Collaborative

Works to create community gardens and trails to encourage physical activity and health eating.

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin

Youths and seniors, corporations and individuals — the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership helps everyone get involved, get connected, and serve the community.

Grassroots Leadership Council

A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting grassroots leadership and promoting civic participation to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in local underrepresented communities. Learn More:

Healthy Marin Partnership

A partnership of Marin hospitals and public agencies conducts needs assessments to determine health priorities for the community.  They use the information to develop and promote strategies to address issues such as tobacco use, physical activity and more.

League of Women Voters/Education Committee

A committee of the League currently focusing on Early Childhood Education and 
Closing Performance Gaps.

Marin Organizing Committee

The Marin Organizing Committee (MOC) is a coalition of religious coalitions and democratic institutions in Marin County.  Their focus is on education and creating consensus in solving the county’s most immediate problem. They work on education and policy change around three primary issues:  low-income housing in Marin, closing the educational achievement gap, and improving accessibility to mental health services. For more information, contact: Meredith Parnell, or 415.479.3441 or Linda Xiques, or 415 383-1929.

Marin City Education Collaborative 700-Day Education Campaign

The Marin City 700-Day Education campaign is a two-year Marin City community campaign to promote and support a culture of student academic & personal achievement and excellence.

The Marin Wellness Collaborative

(aka-Physical Activity Nutrition Wellness Collaborative) is a coalition of over 50 community organizations in Marin County dedicated to supporting good nutrition and physical fitness.

The Marin County Equal Voice Coalition

The Marin County Equal Voice Coalition represents a broad-based partnership of organizations that share a common vision for a healthier and more equitable community. The coalition works collaboratively to address the need for policy change at the local level and county-wide, while remaining vigilant of state and federal policies that have the potential to improve our quality of life.

Marin County Bicycle Coalition

MCBC’s work to increase opportunities for daily physical activity, teach children to be skilled and safe bike riders, reduce road congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, gain transportation equity for low-income residents.

Parent Voices

Parent Voices is a parent-led grassroots organization fighting to make quality child care affordable and accessible to all families. Marin’s chapter is one of a rapidly growing organization with chapters throughout California.
Contact: Leah Benz, 415-491-5776, leah@mc3.org

Safe Routes to School

The Transportation Authority of Marin administers Safe Routes to School (SR2S) programs aimed at promoting walking, bicycling, taking transit or carpooling to school; planning safer walking and bicycling routes to schools; funding the construction of safe pathways to school; and providing crossing guards at major intersections.

Youth Concilio (Concilio in San Rafael)

The Youth Concilio is a group of youth leaders ages 13-18 from the Canal neighborhood in San Rafael. The youth involved in this group work around issues that go on in their neighborhood and try to create changes to better their community.

Other Campaigns:

100% Campaign

A collaborative effort of The Children’s Partnership, Children Now, and Children’s Defense Fund-California to win health insurance for every California child.