Media darling. From our start, the MAVIN story has enjoyed considerable media coverage. Since the first article about us appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1999, there have been over 400 additional print, radio and television features about MAVIN's staff and projects. Here are quick descriptions of just a few.
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Just some of the media outlets that have featured stories on MAVIN:

1010 WINS Radio (New York)
A Magazine
ABC News4 (Charleston, SC)
ABC News 11
About Campus Magazine
Adoptive Families Magazine
Amarillo Daily News (TX)
American Journalism Review
Ann Arbor News
AOL Canada
Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Republic
Asian American E-Zine
Asian American Village
Associated Press (AP)
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Baltimore Sun
Bergen Record (NJ)
Billings Gazette (MT)
Boston Globe
Boston Magazine
Bremerton Sun (WA)
Brill’s Content
Buzzed Magazine
Chanute Daily News
Chicago Tribune
Chosun-Ilbo (Korea)
Christian Science Monitor
CityTV (Canada)
Cleveland Plain Dealer (OH)
The College Press Network
The Coloradan
Colorlines Magazine
ColorsNW Magazine
Columbia Journalism Review
Contact Magazine (NY)
Contra Costa Times (CA)
Cross Currents Magazine
Dallas Morning News
Detroit News
Diversity Web
Eastside Journal (WA)
Education Week
EIJI Ogawa (Japan)
Fit Pregnancy Magazine
The Gaffney Ledger (SC)
The Gatevine (NY)
Gumbo Magazine
Hartford Advocate (CT)
Hartford Courant (CT)
Hispanic Today (CT)
Hokubei Mainichi
Holland Sentinel
Honey Magazine
Houston Chronicle
Huntsville Times (AL)
Independent (South Africa)
International Examiner (WA)
J-Wave Radio (Japan)
Kane County Chronicle
Kansas City Star
KBCS 91.3 FM (WA)
KCOP UPN 13 (Los Angeles)
KCPQ 13 TV (Seattle)
Kentucky Connect
Kentucky Herald-Ledger
KGO-TV (San Francisco)
KHON TV (Honolulu)
KING TV (Seattle)
KJPN (Japan)
KOMO TV (Seattle)
Korea Times
Koream Journal
KUOW 94.9 FM (Seattle)
KZOO (Japan)
Lakeside Magazine
Las Vegas Sun
Link Magazine
London Times
Los Angeles Times
The Mac Weekly (MN)
Marketing News
Meniscus Magazine
Meriden Post-Dispatch (CT)
Metropolitan Living (WA)
Middletown Press (CT)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Minority Job Bank
The Montclair Times (NJ)
Monterey County Register
Multiracial Activist
n3tv (Canada)
Nelson Literature & Media
Nevada Appeal
New California Media
New Mexico Radio
New Statesman Mag. (UK)
New York Times
New Zealand TV
Newhouse News Service
News India Times
Nichi Bei Times
Nikkei Nexus
North American Post
North Dakota News
Northwest Afternoon TV (WA)
Northwest Asian Weekly
Northwest Cable News
Northwest Herald
Norwich Register (CT)
Oakland Post (CA)
The Olympian (WA)
The Oregonian
Over the Edge (AZ)
Oxygen Television Network
Pacific Citizen
Pacific Northwest Magazine
PARADE Magazine
Parent MAP Magazine (WA)
Philadelphia Inquirer
Puerto Rico Herald
Puget Sound Business Journal
Q in the Mornings TV (Seattle)
Racial Definition Handbook
Radio Disney
Redeye Magazine
Sacramento Bee
San Diego Union-Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN)
Scottsdale Tribune
Seattle Magazine
Seattle’s Child
Seattle LIVE
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Times
Seattle Times Magazine
Singapore TV
Somos Primos
South County Journal (WA)
Spokesman Review (WA)
State Press (AZ)
The Sun Sentinel (FL)
The Sunday Star Ledger (NJ)
Tacoma News Tribune (WA)
Taipei Times
Tampa Tribune (FL)
Teen People
Tri-City Herald (WA)
U. Magazine
UC Berkeley News
Univ. of Washington Daily
Unity News
USA Today
Utne Reader
Village Voice (NY)
Voice of America
WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show
Washington CEO
WCCO CBS TV (Minneapolis)
Winston-Salem Journal (NC)
With Pride (Pride Foundation)
WTOP Radio
Yahoo! News
1/18/2006 > Mixed Like Me [the village voice]
MAVIN's just-released film, Chasing Daybreak: A Film About Mixed Race in America, is profiled in NYC's trendy Village Voice weekly. Check out their website for Naomi Pabst's review and several video clips! more>
1/2006 > Flash+Talk: Tales from the social scene [seattle magazine]
MAVIN's 3rd annual Gala was profiled in the "society" section of Seattle magazine, the city's premiere monthly. MAVIN Board President Mariya Rubbelke is pictured.
12/26/2005 > Sister as donor match thrilled another family [seattle post-intelligencer]
MAVIN's MatchMaker Bone Marrow Project is included as an outcome of Nicole Howard's family's search for her life saving match to cure her leukemia. more>
11/19/2005 > Stunted identity records of mixed race [the mac weekly]
Macalester College's student newspaper comments on MAVIN's recent report on how U.S. colleges classify multiracial students and announces the next national mixed race student conference. more>
11/5/2005 > In the mix with MAVIN Foundation []
This website reflects musical artist Goapele's interest in positive change by highlighting change-makers. This month profiles MAVIN via an interview with Matt Kelley. more>
11/2005 > 5 Questions with Matt Kelley
[as simple as]

As Simple As That, a website and organization devoted to educating and entertaining preschool children and their parents, interviews MAVIN founder Matt Kelley. more>
10/19/2005 > MAVIN Gala at Seattle Center [international examiner]
MAVIN's 3rd annual Gala is profiled in the International Examiner, a journal of the Pacific Northwest's Asian American communities.
9/21/2005 > Voices of Diversity [KBCS 91.3 FM]
MAVIN's Matt Kelley was in the KBCS studio for a one hour live show of Voices of Diversity. The show addressed a court decision to remove a biracial child from a Japanese language school. Download the interview here>
9/2005 > Mixing up notions about race [coloradan]
The University of Colorado's magazine profiles MAVIN's Generation MIX National Awareness Tour and former CU student and Tour participant, Ashley McDermott. more>
9/2005 > Spring 2005 Grant Recipients [with pride]
MAVIN Foundation is profiled in the Pride Foundation's newsletter as a recipient of a $1,000 award to support Chasing Daybreak, the documentary film about the Generation MIX National Tour. Pride Foundation is one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations.
8/1/2005 > Northwest Afternoon [KOMOTV]
MAVIN's Matt Kelley and Amanda Erekson invite viewers to attend MAVIN's 3rd annual Gala during a public service announcement on ABC-affiliate KOMO-TV's Northwest Afternoon.
7/2005 > ColorsNW Magazine's 4th Anniversary [CoPresidentlors NW Magazine]
MAVIN's Matt Kelley and Jennifer Poulson are included in ColorsNW Magazine's 4th anniversary celebration.
5/18/2005 > Seattle Voices [Seattle Channel]
Seattle Voices host and former aide for President Bill Clinton, Eric Liu interviews MAVIN's Matt Kelley about MAVIN's projects and his experiences growing up multiracial. [scroll down to the 5/18 show] more>
This past Spring, MAVIN's Generation MIX National Tour was mentioned almost daily in local and national media. Here are direct links to just some of the stories:

> A generation of mixed race youth speaks out [NPR]
> When You Contain Multitudes [New York Times]
> It's time for "Generation MIX" [Taipei Times]
Forging... multiracial attitude [San Diego Union-Tribune]
Former "Others" show their pride [Arizona Republic]
Coast-to-Coast MIX RV tour... [San Francisco Chronicle]
Mixed-race youth on literal drive... [Seattle P-I]
> Mixed races through new generation [Seattle Times]
Generation NOW [The Gatevine]
Tour draws national attention [Ann Arbor News]
Mixed-race awareness tour kicks off [KUOW]
> Raising Mixed Race Awareness [Pacific Citizen]
3/14/2005 > A Family's Cause [Daily Republic]
MatchMaker Project Manager Nicki Carrillo is interviewed in this touching profile of the Times family and young Brandon's 14-month battle to beat cancer. [link no longer active]
2/24/2005 > The Power of Voice [KUOW 94.9 FM]
MAVIN's Matt Kelley is interviewed on "The Power of Voice," a 30-minute program on Seattle NPR affiliate KUOW, hosted by Eric Liu. You can listen to the interview more>
2/1/2005 > Generation MIX [alternet]
This spring the Generation MIX crew will travel 8,000 miles. But this is not your average Road Rules-style trip – it's a way to raise awareness of the nations' growing number of mixed race youth and families. more>
February/2005 > Living Between Races
[parent map magazine]
It was when Brendan started going to middle school that the questions began. "Who is that white woman picking you up? How can that really be your mom?" more>
1/30/2005 > Marrow Matches Hard for Multiracial
[associated press]
Luke Do was a lively 18-month-old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. The hopes of his parents turned to a bone marrow transplant. more>
1/23/2005 > Adoptees and identity... [seattle times]
Christina Johnson was your typical all-American girl. Except that she wasn't. Adopted from Korea... [subscription required] more>
1/17/2005 > Race isn't as clear as Black and White
[seattle times]
Race isn't static, argues Matt Kelley, entrepreneur and twentysomething provocateur. In his case, there isn't one answer to that ubiquitous question, "What are you?" more>
12/24/2004 > Parents to start multiracial play group
[atlanta journal constitution]
The article quotes MAVIN's Matt Kelley about the benefits of "safe spaces where multiracial kids can look around and see families like theirs." [subscription required] more>
12/19/2004 > Radio Disney interviews Matt Kelley
[radio disney]
Radio Disney airs a special half-hour program about MAVIN's projects celebrating and advocating for mixed race people and families. more>
11/2004 > Redefining Diversity in the Puget Sound Area []
As the new family pictures come into focus, we see a young mom's group in Olympia admiring each other's multiracial babies; the energetic buzz at the MAVIN Foundation... more>
3/20/2004 > Foundation helps those of mixed race
[seattle post intelligencer]
In filling out a temporary job application recently in Seattle, Amanda Erekson was stumped when asked to check the box that matched her racial background. more>
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