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Posted December 9, 2005
Padilla, Education Projects Manager
MAVIN FOUNDATION LAUNCHES WEB SITE TO SUPPORT MIXED HERITAGE COLLEGE
(Seattle) Today, MAVIN Foundation launched a new Web
site to support mixed heritage and transracially adopted students at
U.S. colleges and universities.
The website, www.mixituponcampus.org,
provides college students with a wealth of information to support the
development and success of mixed heritage student organizations.
The Web site is the final piece of MAVIN's Campus
Awareness+Compliance Initiative (CACI), a project that was launched
in 2004 with the Level
Playing Field Institute. CACI was created to support the full inclusion
of mixed race and transracially adopted students at U.S. colleges and
universities through trainings, resources, activist opportunities and
research. Today, there are scores of multiracial student groups on campuses
across the U.S. and Canada.
The CACI Web site is highlighted by a 120-page "toolkit,"
which provides students with a comprehensive resource to navigate the
creation and development of mixed heritage/ transracial adoptee student
groups. Furthermore, the Web site provides information about advocacy
initiatives, conferences, leadership retreats and links to additional
online and print resources. Finally, the site provides surfers with
the opportunity to share ideas, discuss topics of interest with fellow
students and ask questions of MAVIN Foundation staff through interactive
The Web site launch follows an exciting series of educational milestones
for MAVIN Foundation, including a groundbreaking
report on how U.S. colleges and universities classify mixed heritage
students and the delivery of over 3,000
comment cards to the Department of Education, which requested DoE
compliance with federal guidelines that allow multiple race-identification.
Next week, MAVIN Foundation will unveil the specifics of its new Education
MAVIN Foundation builds healthy communities that celebrate and empower
mixed heritage people and families. Since 1998, MAVIN has invested over
$2.5 million into innovative and award-winning projects
focused on mixed heritage people, transracial adoptees, and multiracial
families. For more information, visit www.mavinfoundation.org.
The Level Playing Field
Institute is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that promotes innovative
approaches to fairness in higher education and workplaces by removing
barriers to full participation. They have participated in and funded
activist research that explores stereotyping, bias and exclusionary
behaviors in the workplace. In addition, their programs bridge resource
gaps for talented underrepresented students from secondary through graduate
school. Visit: www.lpfi.org.
For more information, visit the CACI
website, or call 206 622 7101.
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