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Immigration

The Southern Border and a Broader View 

Posted: May 19, 2023

Omar Carrera speaks about the Title 42 policy ending and what that means for Canal Alliance.

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Gebriela and Filemon with their son

Immigration

Working with Marin Community Foundation to Improve the Lives of Latino Immigrants

Posted: May 17, 2023

Canal Alliance and Marin Community Foundation fuel change in Marin County, providing vital legal services to the immigrant community.

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Advocacy

Canal Alliance announces the newly formed Marin Climate Justice Collaborative

Posted: May 17, 2023

Canal Alliance is delighted to announce a newly formed Marin Climate Justice Collaborative (MCJC). As a first-of-its-kind project in Marin, MCJC brings together leaders from two of Marin County’s communities at most imminent risk of climate impacts in the Bay Area: unincorporated Marin City and the Canal neighborhood in San Rafael.

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Community

Spring 2023 Stakeholder Update from Omar Carrera, CEO

Posted: April 27, 2023

Canal Alliance is dedicated to supporting the Latino immigrant community in Marin County through a variety of services and programs. With a focus on housing advocacy, unaccompanied minors, climate justice, and workforce expansion, the organization aims to empower the immigrant community and create lasting change

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Advocacy

San Rafael tags $1.4M for affordable housing

Posted: April 11, 2023

San Rafael has opened up competitive bidding for $1.4 million to support the creation of more affordable homes.

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Canal Alliance volunteer Bruce Todd

Canal

Meet Bruce Todd: Empowering Immigrants Through Education 

Posted: April 11, 2023

In San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood, volunteer Bruce Todd has made a difference in the lives of Latino immigrants through his unwavering commitment to teaching English, offering guidance, and supporting citizenship aspirations at Canal Alliance.

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Karla Rodas Smiles

Blog

A seven-year path to residency

Posted: April 6, 2023

In May 2022, seven years after she emigrated from Guatemala, Karla Rodas became a U.S. resident. She credits the Immigration Legal Services (ILS) team at Canal Alliance with helping her to achieve this milestone.

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Blanca Garcia

Blog

A journey to a brighter future 

Posted: April 5, 2023

Discover the inspiring story of Blanca Garcia, a nursing student and mother who overcame adversity with the help of Canal Alliance. Learn how she transformed her life and now pursues her dreams in the medical field.

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Filemon a Workforce Graduate.

Canal

Canal Alliance secures $500k grant to bolster workforce development programs

Posted: March 31, 2023

Canal Alliance has secured $524,161 in new funding for our workforce programs, which break the generational cycle of poverty for low-income Latino immigrants in Marin County

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Canal's 400 apartment building in San Rafael

Advocacy

Protecting Tenants’ Rights in the Canal Community

Posted: March 21, 2023

Housing is a critical issue facing low-income communities, and Canal Alliance advocates for the rights of tenants in the Canal neighborhood. With the support of the San Francisco Foundation and a coalition of partner organizations, Canal Alliance is empowering residents, preventing evictions, and ensuring that affordable housing remains accessible to low-income families.  

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