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Working Together

For Educational Equity

Connecting the Dots - Fall Partnership Newsletter

You, the Marin Promise Partners, have been hard at work with your colleagues this fall, working together to help students reach their full educational potential - becoming the outstanding leaders, caring neighbors, and successful professionals they want to be. As the days continue to get shorter and colder we hope these stories bring you some light and joy.

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Marin Recognized as an Educational Equity Systems Change Community

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Partners Achieve Systems Change Designation by Working Together

Based on the success of Partners working together over the past 10 years, the National StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network has certified the county as a Systems Change community. The Partnership is part of a national movement of nearly 70 communities across the country that, like Marin Promise Partnership, believes all children deserve an opportunity to reach their full educational potential, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or financial circumstance. This designation is reserved for community partnerships that are shifting policies, practices, resources and power structures to advance equitable outcomes for youth and families of color and those experiencing poverty.

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Signs of Recovery for High School Students

Future Ready Team Support is Making a Difference

Future Ready partners have been working hard throughout the pandemic adapting supports to meet student needs in ever-changing conditions. Recent data is showing the positive impact of those collective efforts. Marin County students of color completed financial aid forms at rates approximately 20% higher than both the national and state rates for the Class of 2022. Future Ready partners have created new digital toolkits, provided more virtual and in-person workshops, and provided 1:1 meetings with students to the result of 70% of promise students countywide completing financial aid forms and 3 high schools seeing rates greater than 70% (San Marin, San Rafael, and Terra Linda).

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Centering Youth, Family and Community

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The Partnership's Leadership Team is shifting to focus on new ways to deepen connections with Marin’s vibrant and unique communities

The Leadership Team has played a critical role, offering strategic guidance and thought partnership to strengthen the culture and direction of work across Marin to close opportunity gaps and support students from cradle to career. Like the Partnership itself, the team brings together youth and family community leaders, organizations, and public institutions to work together to make decisions and champion Partner's collaborative work. To move toward deeper engagement, the Leadership Team will be shifting how meetings are held. For example, youth and family co-created the team's first meeting of the year which was held at the Canal Neighborhood’s Dia de los Muertos celebration.

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New Partnership Videos

Introduction to the Partnership

By combining the lived and content expertise of Partners with the Backbone Staff’s skilled project facilitation, data analysis, and collaborative communication services, together Partners are accomplishing what none can do alone. Want to learn more about the Partnership in just 2 minutes? Check out the new video.

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Affordable Housing Improves Educational Equity

A report recently released by the Marin Educators for Equity Initiative (MEEI) demonstrates the need for affordable educator housing as a key factor in diversifying an retaining high quality staff, and improving student outcomes.

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Early Child Education Gets a Boost in Marin City

Sausalito Marin City School District Secures $3.4M for Childcare

“This is the first time in over a decade that there will be enough childcare slots for the students that need them in our community,” - SMCSD Superintendent Dr. Itoco Garcia

The Sausalito Marin City K-readiness Team worked together for three years to increase access to affordable and culturally competent preschool. Due in part to their work, as well as partnerships with other organizations, the Sausalito Marin City School District has secured enough funding to offer free or low-cost early education and child care for up to 200 children.

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Governance & Staff Updates

Three New Staff

Please join in welcoming Brandon Johnson (Manager, Collaborative Action), Tenisha Tate-Austin (Director, Collaborative Action), and Rommel Carrera (Manager, Collaborative Action) to the MPP Backbone Team!

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Anna Lam Pilloton Joins the Board

After many years as a member of the Future Ready: College & Career action team, and now in retirement from her role as the College of Marin Director of School and Community Partnerships, Anna has joined the Board!

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Strategic Plan Completed

Over the last year, representatives from across all of Marin Promise Partnership’s governing bodies worked together to develop a new plan to accelerate educational equity.

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