Spirited Marin Holiday Marketplace benefits a new trio of nonprofit organizations every other year. The criteria is simple: Organizations servicing the most vulnerable children, adults, and families in Marin County, as well as enhance values that hold a community together: empathy, kindness, engagement, and support.
Integrated Community Services
Integrated Community Services’ is a 24-year-old nonprofit in Marin that partners with 300+ people with any type of disability on their path to independence: from building a career, to securing housing and learning crucial life skills, to becoming active in their community.
Through one-on-one coaching with their clients at work, in their homes and throughout Marin, ICS empowers people with disabilities to make their own choices, integrate into their community and live independently. ICS’ goal is to build a thriving community where people with disabilities are active, equal members. To learn more, watch ICS’ 2019 micro-documentary, Path to Independence.
Turning Green iis a global student-led movement devoted to cultivating a healthy, just, and thriving planet through education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. It informs, inspires, and mobilizes a global network of students to become visionary catalysts for sustainable change in their lives, school campuses, and local communities.
Through their programs—Project Green Challenge, Conscious Campus, and Conscious Kitchen—Turning Green mobilizes youth to become active around issues that directly impact personal and environmental health. With resources, powerful online and offline programs, lifestyle and campus initiatives, as well as strong leadership and mentorship opportunities, Turning Green prompts transition from conventional to conscious living in collaboration with academic institutions, businesses, organizations, policy makers and global leaders.
Youth In Arts
Youth in Arts builds visual and performing arts skills through innovative and in-depth programs that foster confidence, compassion and resilience in students of all abilities. It develops capacity among educators and teaching artists, advocates for equitable access to arts education, and offers opportunities for youth to share their creative voices.
Youth in Arts’ programs—Artists in Schools and Arts Unite Us—provide residencies in music, theater, dance, new media and visual arts to students of all abilities. Its Intensive Arts Mentorship programs—`Til Dawn and C Street Project—provide opportunities for advanced teens to grow their artistry.
Youth in Arts’ foundation is built on the power of the arts to change students, as well as their families and communities. The work of YIA allows students of every age, background, and ability to have access to the arts.