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Canal Alliance Launches Leadership Academy Designed to Expand Latinx Advocacy

Posted: January 4, 2024

In June 2023, Canal Alliance was thrilled to receive a $250,000 grant from the San Francisco Foundation that made us part of a dynamic cohort!

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Canal Alliance’s First Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Cohort Finds Success 

Posted: December 19, 2023

In2023, Canal Alliance’s Workforce Program launched its first Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aide (HHA) career pathway!

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Advocacy

Janet Murguía: A Call to Action to Defend Our Families!

Posted: December 19, 2023

Though our membership with UnidosUS, Canal Alliance is able to influence policy at the federal level. Below please find a recent call to action from

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Volunteer Spotlight: ESL Teacher’s Aide Laura Podell 

Posted: December 12, 2023

Canal Alliance is thrilled to announce the nomination of Laura Podell as Volunteer of the Year for the 31st Annual Heart of Marin Awards hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Volunteer and Leadership.

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Starting New After Losing Everything

Posted: November 2, 2023

Maida and her family lost everything due to the fire at the 400 Canal building. Canal Alliance was able to assist as much as possible.

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Canal Alliance’s PACE Program Receives Grant from Wells Fargo  

Posted: October 25, 2023

Canal Alliance is proud to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support our Policy and Civic Engagement (PACE) program. This grant will help to advance the five key initiatives of PACE which seeks to advocate for affordable housing, improve transportation equity, mitigate sea-level rice and expand voter participation.  

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Newman’s Own Foundation Provides Key Funding for Canal Alliance Operations

Posted: October 25, 2023

Canal Alliance is pleased to announce that Newman’s Own Foundation has made a grant of $5,000 to support our general operations. This funding will help to advance to support the Latino immigrant community here in Marin County.   

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From Magical Michoacán to Marin County

Posted: October 25, 2023

It was 2013 and I was a newlywed, living with my new husband in a rented apartment in the Canal neighborhood of San Rafael.I was home recovering from a long battle with cancer, unable to work as a chef or barista in cafes and restaurants as I had for the ten years since first coming here from Mexico.

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Redwood Credit Union Builds Bikes for Kids

Posted: October 23, 2023

On Monday, October 9, 2023, Redwood Credit Union dedicated the day to positively impacting the communities it serves. For its “Day of Impact,

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Community

Fall 2023 Stakeholder Update from Omar Carrera, CEO

Posted: October 16, 2023

It has been a busy summer for us! As the air turns crisp and we settle into fall, I want to pause and take a

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