Multicultural Action Council (MAC)
The Multicultural Action Council (MAC) is comprised of parents, students, educators, and citizens interested in facilitating communication and understanding between diverse elements of the student body, staff, and community.
The MAC mission (PDF) is to help build a compassionate community in our schools through multicultural education, awareness, and advocacy. Projects include sponsoring two multicultural awards and awarding funds to those with multicultural projects in their classrooms.
The council is a proud partner of the Lacey Ethnic Festival.
Now accepting applications for MAC Mini-Grants!
The MAC Mini Grant program provides funding for student programs, learning tools, and parent engagement that support the MAC Mission: To help build a compassionate community in our schools through multicultural education, awareness and advocacy.
Download the application (PDF) - Application deadline: November 16, 2018
The mini grants will fund three types of projects this year:
- Student learning activities focused on directly increasing multicultural awareness and skills;
- School multicultural and diversity festivals, celebrations and family events; and
- Community Café model events for outreach to parents and families who may not currently be involved at the school.
Stories from Around the District
At NTPS, 23% of our student population list Spanish as their home language, and 20% of our student population identifies as Latinx. We also have 1,075 high school students enrolled in Spanish World Language classes. National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for us to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In all of our World Language Spanish classes our teachers share lessons of Latinx culture year-round. Read More!
October 14, 2018 - As part of the district’s theme Everyone Belongs, North Thurston Public Schools has introduced a powerful new student engagement program to its high schools. Breaking Down the Walls (BDTW) is a nationally-recognized program founded by Living For Learning Inc. The goal? To help build a stronger sense of community within a school. Read more!
MAC Leadership & Mission
5:30-7 p.m.District Office Boardroom305 College St NE
Lacey WA 98516
- November 29, 2018
- January 24, 2019
- March 21, 2019
- May 23, 2019