MAPA Outreach and Inclusion

MAPA Parent Outreach and Inclusion works to ensure that the Marin Academy Parents' Association (MAPA) and the MA parent body is inclusive, open to and welcoming of every MA parent/guardian by identifying barriers to inclusion and working to eliminate them. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MAPA VP for Outreach and Inclusion 

Upcoming Events

Freshmen Families: Community Action Day
Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Marin Academy (drop-ins are welcome throughout the morning)
Freshmen families are invited to work together on a variety of projects, including helping in the MA Garden, writing cards for homebound seniors, making dog and cat toys for the Marin Humane Society, among several others, while getting to know fellow freshmen parents and students in the class of 2023. You can RSVP here. We also need a few volunteers to set up and clean up, help with activities, and to bring some supplies – please sign up to help here. For questions, contact Community Action Co-Chairs Stephanie Young and Anne Harper or Director of Community Action James Hughes.
Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Crissy Field in San Francisco
Come join fellow MA parents of all grades for a morning hike in San Francisco. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Crissy Field Center near the St. Francis Yacht Club (not Warming Hut) in the Presidio. Come enjoy a lovely walk along the Golden Gate Promenade with fellow parents of all grades. Dogs on leash are welcome, and parking is plentiful! Please RSVP here. To find out more contact your Outreach and Inclusion Co-Chairs Nell Bronco and Lisa Pavlovsky at

Sophomore Family Community Action Day
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at MedShare in San Leandro
Join fellow sophomore families touring the MedShare facilities and helping sort surplus medical supplies which are then delivered to communities in need around the world. Space is limited to the first 15 people who RSVP. RSVP here. For more information contact MAPA VP of Outreach and Inclusion Darcy Ellsworth Yow.

Community Action Events - support the work of our students in the community beyond MA:

  • Freshmen Family Service Day: September 15, 2019, at MA 
  • Community Action - Sophomore Service Day: October 12, 2019, in San Leandro
  • Community Action Day: Spring date TBD

Outreach and Inclusion Events

Start-of-School Gatherings

East Bay Family Back-to-School Social: Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Codornices Park, Picnic Area #2 in Berkeley. Meet and spend time with other MA families living in the East Bay! Please bring a food or drink item to share. To find out more, contact your Outreach and Inclusion Co-Chairs Nell Branco and Lisa Pavlovsky (  

Parent Hikes - a great way to meet parents/guardians from all grades. Come on your own, or bring a partner or friend.
  • Parent Hike: September 20, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. Crissy Field, San Francisco - Sign up Here
  • Parent Nature Walk, Talk & Potluck: October 27, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Location TBD
  • Parent Outreach + Inclusion Coffee: January 24, 2020, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Johnny's Doughnuts
  • Parent Hike: April 24, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., Southern Marin location TBD
 Grade level potlucks – get to know your fellow parents/guardians at fun, informal gatherings.
  • Sophomores: October 6, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the MA Café Courtyard
  • Juniors: October 13, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the MA Café Courtyard
  • Freshmen: January 26, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the MA Café Courtyard
  • Seniors: February 9, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Home host location TBD
  • Sophomores: March 8, 2020. Home host location TBD
  • Juniors: March 15, 2020. Home host location TBD

MAPA Garden Work Days

2019-20 MAPA Garden Work Days
One Tuesday morning each month, we invite MA parent volunteers to help with small tasks in the garden from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 am. Here are the dates:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
We will also have the following weekend workday:
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Please email Monika Kainz with the dates that work for you. Please bring some gardening gloves, and when you arrive on the MA campus please sign in at the front with Lindsay Neville to obtain an MA visitor pin.
If those days will not work for you, please reach out to us to organize a buddy on other Tuesdays of the month. On the Tuesdays in-between, Gina Neri, our garden staff person will create a TO-DO List and post it on the big whiteboard next to the entrance. You can also pick a job from the list on the whiteboard and DO-IT. Weeding is always something that needs to be done, especially in-between the vegetable beds. If you have any questions, need a hand getting situated the first time you come, or want to suggest any other workday dates/times, please email Monika (Sophia ’21).

Outreach and Inclusion Helpful Links

Tennessee Valley Hike September 2016