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

MAPA Parent DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Workshop with Mya Sullivan & Darcy Ellsworth Yow - Think, Question, Create with a DEI Lens

Tuesday, January 28 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the BBLC
Darcy Ellsworth Yow, MAPA VP of Outreach and Inclusion and Director of Community Engagement at Marin Country Day School, and Mya Sullivan, MA's Dean of Equity and Inclusion, will guide us in thought-provoking (and fun!) activities and meaningful conversation exploring how diversity of all kinds benefits us all. Wherever you are on the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” journey, we guarantee that you’ll leave with at least one new connection or inspiration to deepen your relationships with your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. RSVP here. 

Community Action Events - support the work of our students in the community beyond MA:
  • 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 
  • 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, October 22, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (Tea Party)
We will also do some projects in the MA garden the following weekend days:
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - noon, MA Community Action Day
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - noon, MA Community Action Day
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