Partners

OFA PARTNERS

Local Organizations
National Organizations

#Cut50 is an initiative of The Dream Corps­, is a national bipartisan effort to reduce the number of people in our prisons and jails while making our communities safer.

Climate and the Environment
  • 350Marin: Leading and coordinating local and regional events to avert climate change, passionate advocates for climate justice, bringing the voice of the people forward to influence regional and national policies as part of a global orgmovement
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby: Generating political will for climate solutions; training and supporting volunteers to engage the media, the public, and members of Congress. citizensclimatelobby.org
  • Cool the Earth: A grassroots, school-to-home program engages parents to run its free climate program at their kid’s school, an action that inspires hundreds of families to take thousands of carbon-saving actions
  • Environmental Forum of Marin: Classes and lectures presenting the facts of climate change and other important environmental issues; starting with science and ending with inspiring advocacy for 44 years.
  • Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association: A non-profit organization educating the public about electric vehicles, their value and importance in fighting climate change, and their benefit to the economy; replacing gas cars with electric cars is the most effective step drivers can take to slow climate change.
  • Marin Conservation League: Focusing on county-wide environmental policy, including climate change; studying and analyzing issues; proposing policies; educating and mobilizing citizens; and monitoring outcomes.
  • Marin School of Environmental Leadership: Engaging students, creating future community leaders through a multi-disciplinary, project-based high school education with a focus on environmental issues.
  • Organizing for Action Marin: Its climate action team fighting for climate change policies, supporting clean energy at the local level, and informing and educating the public; part of a national network encompassing 240 chapters; training volunteers to take on leadership roles in climate action
  • Resilient Neighborhoods: Teaching practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint, then doing it with others in your community; Marin participants are already reducing enough carbon emissions to prevent almost an acre of Arctic sea ice from melting every year 
  • Shore Up Marin: Working with Marin County’s diverse shoreline communities to respond to sea level rise, flooding and climate change
  • Sierra Club: Promoting responsible use of the earth’s resources, educating to protect and restore the natural environment.
  • Sierra Club Marin Group: Over 4,700 Sierra Club members who live here, one of Marin’s oldest environmental organizations, continuing to be a strong advocate, locally and beyond.
  • Sustainable Marin: Advocates sustainable policies and action: clean energy, resource protection, adaptation to sea level rise, green commerce, and fair social policies including affordable housing
  • Sustainable San Rafael: Cities and states acting to curb climate change and build sustainable communities – with environmental balance, economic vitality and social equity. Speak up at City Hall!
  • 350.org: A climate-focused grassroots movement in 188 countries
  • 350 Bay Area
  • Center for American Progress – developing new policy ideas for policymakers, challenging the media to cover issues that matter, and working to shape the national debate
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby: Creating the political will for a climate solution
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby Marin: One chapter of hundreds globally
  • Climate Hawks: Aggressive and progressive champions of climate justice
  • Earth Justice: Lawyers holding the president and Congress accountable for environmental issues; a handbook is on-line
  • Environmental Defense Fund: Creating solutions that also carry economic benefits
  • Friends of the Earth: Focusing on the economic drivers behind environmental degradation.
  • Global Exchange: An international human rights organization promoting social, economic and environmental justice
  • Greenpeace: Using peaceful protest and communication to expose global environmental problems, promoting solutions essential to a green future
  • Interfaith Power and Light: Mobilizing a religious response to global warming, promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy
  • Marin Interfaith Council: Promoting understanding and tolerance through education and support
  • Mill Valley Community Action Network: Echo Warriors active group other teams on today’s issues
  • Nation of Change: Media organization plus grassroots activism on immigration, civil rights, climate change and fossil fuels
  • National Resources Defense Council: Focusing on diverse environmental issues, tracking the administration’s environmental actions, takes legal action
  • Save the Bay: Protecting, preserving, and restoring the bay
  • Sierra Club: Promoting responsible use of the earth’s resources, educating to protect and restore the quality of the natural environment
  • Sierra Club: San Francisco Bay Chapter
  • Social Justice Center of Marin/Marin Peace and Justice Coalition: Working towards an effective single payer solution, embracing the Bill of Rights, creating true democracy, an independent media and a sustainable world
  • Time to Lead on Climate: A consortium of partners creating major events and initiatives
  • Union of Concerned Scientists: Developing and implementing innovative, practical solutions to our planet’s most pressing problems, combating global warming, developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, reducing the threat of nuclear war
  • United Marin 2020
  • United Marin Rising: Engaging Marin residents through education and social/ political actions to achieve social, environmental and economic justice
  • United Resistance
Civil Rights
  • ACLU: Defending and preserving individual rights and liberties as guaranteed by our Constitution and laws
  • ACLU of Northern California: Enduring guardian of justice, fairness, equality, and freedom, working to protect and advance civil liberties for all Californians
  • American Friends Service Committee: Quakers promoting lasting peace with justice, nurturing the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.
  • Anti-Defamation League: Fighting racism, anti-Muslim bigotry, homophobia, anti-Semitism
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Credo
  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: Building the power of black, brown, and poor people to break the cycles of incarceration and poverty and to make our communities safe, healthy, and strong.
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area: Upholding the integrity of the law, continuing the steady march toward justice, equality, and governmental accountability
  • Mill Valley Community Action Network: Active group working in teams on today’s issues
  • NAACP: Ensuring political, educational, social, and economic equality, working to eliminate race-based discrimination
  • Nation of Change: Media organization plus grassroots activism on immigration, civil rights, climate change and fossil fuels
  • Social Justice Center of Marin/Marin Peace and Justice Coalition: Working towards an effective single payer solution, embracing the Bill of Rights, creating true democracy, an independent media and a sustainable world
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: Fighting hate and bigotry, seeking justice for the most vulnerable using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy
  • Union of Concerned Scientists: Developing and implementing innovative, practical solutions to our planet’s most pressing problems, combating global warming, developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, reducing the threat of nuclear war
  • United Marin Rising: Engaging Marin residents through education and social/ political actions to achieve social, environmental and economic justice
  • United Resistance: Many groups including the Center for Biological Diversity, United We Dream, and the Ella Baker Center; supporting racial, social, environmental and economic justice; working against Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, homophobia, sexism, and all those forces which would tear apart a democracy of, by, and for all the people
Immigration
Economic and Social Justice
Health Care and Reproductive Rights
Elections
Resistance
  • All of Us: Young people demanding that Democrats protect our communities and our democracy from Trump’s hate
  • Indivisible: Demystifying congressional advocacy, learning how to organize locally (see the toolkit!) and how to advocate in different situations; supporting local groups, helping groups organize events, communicate with each other, and share best practices and resources
  • Indivisible Marin
  • Knock Every Door: Helping volunteers do door-to-door canvasing for candidates, issues or just to discuss what’s at stake in our communities
  • Marin Resists: Site is a work in progress and will likely change daily, not a membership organization but providing a list of organizations to join and a local resistance calendar
  • MoveOn.org: The largest independent, progressive, digitally-connected organizing group in the U.S., providing civic engagement tools, supporting the development of more grassroots leaders
  • Our Revolution: Bernie Sanders – three intertwined goals: revitalizing American democracy, empowering progressive leaders, and elevating the political consciousness
  • United Marin Rising: Engaging Marin residents through education and social/ political actions to achieve social, environmental and economic justice
  • United Resistance: Many groups supporting racial, social, environmental and economic justice
  • What do I do about Trump? – A list of organizations working on different issues.
Educational Intuitions - High Schools

The Branson School
39 Fernhill Ave
Ross, CA 94957
(415) 454-3612

Marin Academy
Travis Brownly, Head of School
1600 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-482-3203
Email: travis@ma.org

Novato Unified School District

San Rafael City Schools

Tamalpias Union High School District

Educational Intuitions - Higher Education

California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542
Phone: 510-885-3000

College of Marin
David Wain Coon, President
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
Email:  dcoon@marin.edu
Phone: 415-485-9502

Dominican University of California
Mary B. Marcy, President
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-457-4440
School of Social Welfare
Email: msw@dom.edu
Phone: 708-366-3463

San Francisco State University
Dean Kent Monteiro, College of Ethnic Studies
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Email: ethnicst@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415-388-1693

Sonoma State University
Erik Dickson, Executive Director
1801 E Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Email: dickson@sonoma.edu
Phone: 707-664-2669

UC Berkeley
Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor
Berkeley, CA  94720
Email: chancellor@berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-7464

UC Davis
Adela De La Touré, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
476 Mark Hall
Davis, CA  95616
Phone: (530) 752-6866

UC Merced
Vernette Doty
5200 Lake Road
Merced, CA 95340
Email: vdoty@ucmerced.edu
Phone: (209) 228-4201

UC Santa Cruz
Katherine Canales-Molina, Assistant Director
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Email: kcanales@ucsc.edu
Phone: (831) 459-5645