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The Canal Welcome Center commemorated its rebranding as the Multicultural Center of Marin  on Oct. 27. The new name and identity better reflect the organization’s work throughout Marin County, its leaders say. The organization works with diverse immigrant and underserved communities in advancing their social, cultural and economic well being through self-empowerment programs that encourage participation in the broader civic life of U.S. society. Pictured (left to right) are Mariano Zamudio, deputy chief probation officer at Marin County Probation, Douglas Mundo, executive director, Multicultural Center of Marin and David Escobar, director of programs and operations, Multicultural Center of Marin.

Guests from Marin and beyond were among the approximately 325 people who attended the celebration. Pictured (above top) are Cesar LaGleva, Board President of the Multicultural Center of Marin and LaToya Webb, (above middle, left to right) Alexis Wise, founder/director of WISE Choices for Girls  and Janice Mapes of First Missionary Baptist Church of Marin City and (above bottom, left to right) Brandi Howard, San Francisco Foundation’s Koshland program officer, Michelle Myles Chambers, San Francisco Foundation’s FAITHS Program Manager, Retha Robinson, San Francisco Foundation’s Koshland program director and Douglas Mundo, executive director, Multicultural Center of Marin.    -Photos by Brian Wilk

Marin Home Care Association, a non-profit organization, delivered a check for  $1,750 to Whistlestop in San Rafael for Meals on Wheels. It was part of Marin Home Care Association’s fundraising event, Helping for the Holidays.  Marin Home Care Association  wants to help make sure all elders in our community have meals throughout this holiday season.  Pictured is Whistlestop CEO Joe O’Hehir receiving the check from Marin Home Care Association’s (left to right) President Lorena Garbarino, Vice President Carolyn Tucker, Andrea Nakagaki, Treasurer Carol Parks, Secretary Kirsten Stewart, Jessica Price, Caroline Glassell, Krystian Zebrowski and Kelley Mottola.  -Photo courtesy of Marin Home Care Association

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