Education Equality in Marin

The latest report commissioned by the Marin Community Foundation stated that Marin had the second-highest level of income inequality of any California county. Here are a few groups looking to bridge that gap.

Education Equality, Marin

10,000 DEGREES

This organization is dedicated to helping high school juniors and seniors from low-income backgrounds get to and through college. The San Rafael–based nonprofit focuses on instilling a college-going mindset early on and offers support like college road map workshops, financial aid management, year-round mentoring and local campus tours.

MARIN PROMISE

Thirty partner organizations work together to change the education ecosystem in Marin. By connecting major players, this organization focuses on tracking educational milestones that are critical for ensuring a smooth path to future success. These include making sure students enter kindergarten prepared, are proficient in reading by third grade and have mastered critical math concepts by ninth grade.

SCHOOLSRULE

Seeing to it that every child in Marin has access to basic resources like books, nutritious food, and new technology is this organization’s top priority. In the 2016–2017 school year, SchoolsRule distributed more than $530,000 across 16 Marin districts, with the largest allocation going to Novato Unified District in the amount of $130,000.

This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Education Equality.” 

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