Community Action Marin is the largest human services provider in Marin County and is the designated by the County Board of Supervisors as the “official anti-poverty agency” for Marin County. Since 1966, Community Action Marin has provided an array of services to low-income residents. The scope of those services has changed over the years to meet the emerging needs of low-income people in Marin and today includes Marin Head Start, Child Development Program, Central Kitchen, Early Childhood Workforce Development, Financial Literacy and Career Counseling, Energy Assistance, Volunteer Income Tax Preparation, CARE Homeless Outreach Teams, Peer Mental Health, Emergency Family Needs, Family Partnership, and Patients’ Rights Advocacy. Community Action Marin partners with 4,000 individuals, children, and families every year.
Community Action Marin is governed by a tri-partite Board of Directors, consisting of elected public officials or their appointees, representatives of the Agency’s client population and individuals from the private sector. This unique board structure empowers clients to participate in the response to local poverty issues while at the same time public and private representatives gain a better understanding of those issues confronting low-income people in Marin. These members offer their unique perspectives and expertise to the policy-making and business of Community Action Marin.
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Chandra Alexandre, CEO
Chandra is a seasoned nonprofit executive and fund development professional with over 15 years of experience supporting organizations to social justice outcomes. Most recently as Vice President of Development at Global Fund for Women, a public foundation promoting women’s and girls rights around the world, she led the organization to record-breaking grantmaking in service to its mission. Chandra previously supported education reform efforts nationally through Partners in School Innovation and worked on advocacy and funding for myriad issues affecting Bay Area residents as Vice President, Bay Area Council Foundation. Before her transition to the nonprofit sector, Chandra was in private banking and served in the U.S. diplomatic corps where she worked on environmental concerns. Chandra earned her undergraduate degree at Columbia. She also holds MBA and PhD qualifications.