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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.


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.


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.  


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.   


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,


Canal Alliance Poised for Continued Expansion, Announces Purchase of Headquarters Building in San Rafael 

Posted: October 11, 2023

It is with great pride that Canal Alliance announces ownership of a new, permanent headquarters at 711 Grand Avenue in San Rafael.   Over the past

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Bank of America Supports Canal Alliance Workforce Development Programs 

Posted: October 6, 2023

Canal Alliance is proud to announce that Bank of America has made a grant in support of our Workforce Development Programs in the amount of

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Omar Carrera poses for a headshot in the Canal community


Marin Voice: Togetherness Key to Building County’s Housing Future

Posted: October 6, 2023

The Canal neighborhood has long struggled with poor housing conditions, rising rents and the constant threat of eviction. When community members are forced to leave the Canal neighborhood, they often have no choice but to leave Marin entirely, as everywhere else in the county is often more expensive. Homeownership, which many of our residents dream of, is often well out of reach.


Workforce Development Spotlight: Maria is Measuring Her Own Success 

Posted: September 26, 2023

Maria, a recent graduate of our Construction Certification Workforce Development Program, has an incredible story, one that illustrates how Canal Alliance’s Workforce Programs remove barriers to success for Marin County’s Latino community. Maria’s journey showcases the immense value of these programs, the access they create to higher-paying jobs, and an improved quality of life.    


Canal Alliance and Marin Housing Leaders Convene for Summit at Dominican University of California 

Posted: September 21, 2023

Organizations from across Marin gathered on September 14 at Dominican University of California to work together to find solutions for Marin’s worsening housing crisis.

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