Supporting mixed heritage and transracially adopted students
 
MAVIN Foundation’s Education Project builds upon our extensive history of work with students, parents and educators to ensure the full participation of mixed heritage and transracially adopted students at all levels of education. The Education Project creates a comprehensive pipeline for success that ensures positive educational experiences, personal growth, and leadership opportunities for mixed heritage and transracially adopted students. This project will achieve its goals through the following initiatives:
 
1) The Education Partnership Initiative:
This initiative provides schools and educational institutions with training, consulting, resources and support to meet the needs of their mixed race and transracially adopted students.

2) The Safe Spaces Initiative:
This mentorship initiative partners with similar programs to recruit mixed heritage mentors and mentees, and supports the development of culturally appropriate mentorship programming for mixed race and transracially adopted youth.
 
3) The Leadership Development Initiative:
This initiative continues our high school and college student advocacy programming with leadership opportunities, including internships and our national mixed race student leadership retreat.
- Campus Awareness + Compliance Initiative Web site
- MAVIN Foundation Student Internship Program
- National Mixed Heritage Leadership Retreat (photo albums: 2004 2005 2006)

4) Research and Advocacy Initiatives:
This initiative will continue to produce groundbreaking research into the educational experiences of mixed heritage students, and will be complemented by local and national advocacy efforts.
- Special Report: "One Box Isn't Enough: An Analysis of How U.S. Colleges and Universities Classify Mixed Heritage Students"
- "One Box Isn't Enough!" Advocacy Effort

5) Resource Development and Dissemination:
This initiative will continue to develop groundbreaking print, online and video resources and will distribute them to the people who need them.
- MAVIN magazine
- Multiracial Child Resource Book: Living Complex Identities (2003)
- Chasing Daybreak: A Film About Mixed Race in America (2006)

For more information on MAVIN’s Education Project, please email Alfredo here.



For more information:
Alfredo Padilla
Ph: 206 240 5800




National Mixed Heritage Leadership Retreat
For the past two years, students from across the nation participated in MAVIN's leadership retreat for mixed heritage and transracially adopted students.

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see photos from 2005>
see photos from 2006>




Download a PDF version
of the report, "One Box
Isn't Enough: An Analysis
of How U.S. Colleges and Universities Classify Mixed Heritage Students"


One Box Isn't Enough!

Learn more about CACI's effort to encourage the U.S. Department of Education to allow students to mark more than one race on forms!

2/15/2005 Press Release
11/14/2005 Press Release

Go to the OBIE page here>