Education Equity Forum in Sacramento


The Marin County Team in attendance at the Education Equity Forum sponsored by Ed Trust West in Sacramento, California on July 12 - 13, 2018. Attendees included Mike Watenpaugh, Superintendent and Mayra Perez Assistant Superintendent of San Rafael City Schools, Traci Lanier, President of 10,000 Degrees and Juliet Schiller, Ed.D., Director of Collaborative Action for Marin Promise Partnership.

Make Marin County Count, Census 2020 Panel Discussion

Please join us for an engaging panel discussion of what is at stake for Marin County, the unprecedented challenges facing the 2020 Census, and the importance of cross-sector collaboration to ensure a complete and accurate census count. As trusted messengers of our local communities, we have the opportunity to increase our political, economic and demographic power through participation in the upcoming census. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Guzman Hall, Dominican University

San Rafael, CA

Several factors have increased the risk of undercounting during the upcoming census:

For the first time, 55% of Census takers will be using an online questionnaireCitizenship question may be included (first time since 1950)Reduction of funding and resource allocation for Census Bureau activitiesEscalating fear around misuse of personal information and confidentiality

Communities of color, urban and rural low-income households, immigrants, and young children are all at risk of being missed by the census at disproportionately high rates. Being undercounted deprives already vulnerable communities of fair representation and vital community resources. If millions of people aren’t counted in the census, policymakers and private sector decision-makers will have a flawed blueprint when deciding how and where to invest limited resources that lift up the well-being of communities and families. If we sit this census out, our families and communities pay the price over the next decade.


I hope you can join us and please, help us promote this event with your network.  Please click HERE to register! 



Omar Carrera

Executive Director

Canal Alliance


The Backbone Team and a few partners went to Phoenix Arizona for the 2017 StriveTogether Cradle to Career Convening where they presented the process regarding the Partnership Council Advocacy Agenda. Brian Gadsden, Juliet Schiller, Ann Mathieson, David Wain Coon of College of Marin, Omar Carrera of Canal Alliance and Lorenzo Cordova spoke at the presentation. 

We had the pleasure of having the following partners join us in Phoenix: David Wain Coon (COM), Omar Carrera (Canal Alliance), Lorenzo Cordova (County of Marin) and Jennifer Nickl (NUSD). Thank you!!

Marin Promise Partnership Newsletters

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Marin Promise Partnership was featured in September's Marin Magazine

By Leela Lindner, September, 2017


Read the Article Here!

Welcome New Action Team Leaders!


Juliet Schiller, Ed.D. - Director of Collaborative Action

Juliet Schiller recently joined the Backbone Team as Director of Collaborative Action. Juliet will join the Backbone Team in collective work towards eliminating the achievement gaps in Marin. She will facilitate the 3rd Grade Reading, College Readiness/Policy and College Completion Teams, as well as lead our Policy/Advocacy work to increase Cultural Competency. Read more about Juliet in the August 17, 2017 Marin Independent Journal Business Article Here!


Elizabeth Stoner - Manager of Collaborative Action 

Elizabeth Stoner recently joined the Backbone Team as the Manager of Collaborative Action! She will facilitate the 9th Grade Math Team in Marin City and the College Readiness/Plan Team.  Elizabeth has been an active member of several Marin Promise Action Teams, including the College Enrollment and College Readiness Action Teams. 

Marin IJ Education Article: Marin nonprofit pushes for education equity

By Stephanie Weldy on May 9, 2017

Read the Article Here!



Backbone Team: Ann Mathieson, Brian Gadsden, Rebecca Brown, Shelley Hamilton, Nadia Lehrer. Partners: Mike Watenpaugh - Superintendent SRCS, Michelle Stephens - NUSD, Sara Jones - San Rafael Free Public Libraries, Anna Pilloton - College of Marin and Alexander Stern of 10,000 Degrees


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