Multicultural Alumni Action Group




Impacting the HC Community Multicultural Experience

The Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG) exists to ensure Haverford is an inclusive community where all Haverfordians can thrive – from prospective students to seasoned alums. Through outreach, institutional partnerships, mentoring, data collection and fundraising, MAAG aims to directly support and impact the quality of multicultural experiences on a campus that will become more diverse in the coming decades. By forging a critical partnership with the College, MAAG will be an integral resource in Haverford’s ability to model what it means to be a proactive, high-achieving, and thriving multicultural community.

Join your fellow MAAG members in our closed Facebook group.

Contact Christina Bradley '12 with any questions about MAAG, its volunteers, and committees.

Volunteers

Steering Committee

Jim Pabarue '72, Co-Chair

Rashidah Andrews '02, Co-Chair

Carlos Rodriguez-Vidal '79, Member

Thien Le '05, Member

Leadership Team

Peter Anderson '92
Samantha Beers '84
Christina Bradley '12
Julie Min Chayet '91
Ann Figueredo '84
Vernon Francis '81
Don Liu '83
Theresa Tensuan '89

Advisory Board Members

Brian Bejile '04
Jacqueline Brady '89
Marla Dominguez '14
Lamel Jackson '04
Evan LeFlore '06
Ted Love '81
Doug Mason '81
Petra Riviere '96
Brandon West '07
Sarah Willie-LeBreton'86

MAAG Committees

Outreach & Communications

  • Solidify member recruitment and engagement strategy
  • Expand development of website and social media presence
  • Coordinate events and opportunities for building alumni connections
  • Debuted MAAG at the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) event during Alumni Weekend.
  • Co-planned and held the official MAAG Summer Launch Boat Party.

If you have additional questions or would like to join this MAAG subcommittee, please contact Christina Bradley '12.

Institutional Partnerships

  • Collaborate with Customs, Tri-Co, AMA, and Horizons to engage with students as early and as often as possible
  • Meet with President Kim Benston to discuss MAAG’s role in the broader HC Diversity & Inclusion strategy
  • Presented MAAG at Alumni Association Executive Committee meeting, October 3, 2015
  • Prepared for Haverford's involvement in the White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia, April 14-17, 2016
  • Supported Perry House re-launch at Bryn Mawr College
If you have additional questions or would like to join this MAAG subcommittee please contact Peter Anderson '92

Mentorship Initiatives

  • Host annual MAAG Mentorship Initiative (MMI) events
  • Coordinate efforts with the College's Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA)
  • Host monthly meetings related to personal and professional development
  • Use virtual spaces such as LinkedIn to promote engaging mentoring relationships
  • Plan regional networking events

If you have additional questions or would like to join this MAAG subcommittee please contact Julie Min Chayet '91 .

Measures & Accountability

Work with the College to continually assess policies, practices, and new initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion in five focal areas:

  • Students (prospective, current, alumni)
  • Faculty
  • College staff & leadership
  • Board of Managers & Corporation
  • Philanthropy
If you have additional questions or would like to join this MAAG subcommittee, please contact Samantha Beers '84

Fundraising

  • Collect current giving data
  • Create multiple opportunities to build dynamic relationships with alumni of color
  • Co-coordinate recognition of 50th Anniversary of José Padin Scholarship
  • Set possible targets for long-term giving

If you have additional questions or would like to join this MAAG subcommittee, please contact Ann West Figueredo '84

A Message from MAAG Leadership


Relief for PR and Other Natural Disasters!

It is time to rally together to support our friends in Puerto Rico. We have gathered some information on how YOU can get involved:

1. Unidos Por Puerto Rico - a fund established by the First Lady of PR.

2. You Caring - a fund established by Ricky Martin whose foundation in PR is historically transparent about fund allocation.

3. NY Foundling runs Head Start programs in PR.

For more relief options for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the Mexican Earthquakes visit the Haverford College President's website.
MAAG Members in NYC:

Mayor DeBlasio has announced that 18 firehouses and EMS stations across the five boroughs are accepting donations for critically-needed items in PR. These items will be delivered to families directly affected by the storm:

Diapers
Baby food
Batteries
First Aid Supplies
Feminine Hygiene Products

Firehouse locations in Manhattan:
Engine 91 - 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 11220 (East Harlem)
Engine 95/ Ladder 36 - 29 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (Inwood)
Engine 28/Ladder 11 - 222 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009 (Lower East Side)

Visit the mayor's website for the full list of locations.

MAAG welcomes any other suggestions for relief efforts and we hope you can get involved!

In solidarity,

-MAAG Leadership


Upcoming Activities



Past Events

Tales of the Decades
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Dining Center, Bryn Mawr Room

There will also be a gathering with alumni and students at the Ira DeA Reid House from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

50th Anniversary Celebration of the José Padin Scholarship at Family and Friends Weekend
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Founders Great Hall


October 29
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Chase Auditorium

Panelists from left to right: Hector Bladuell '00, Carlos Rodriguez-Vidal '79, Orlando Hernandez '73, Karen Vargas Munoz '03, Diana Montes Infante '84, Juan Riestra '83, Juan Albino '72

2016 Election: "What's at Stake"?
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Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
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