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Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Catherine Ramberg’s 20 Years of Teaching in the Latino Community 

Posted: August 24, 2023

Today, we honor Catherine Ramberg, who has been instrumental in shaping the lives of countless students through her dedication and passion for teaching over the past 20 years. 

Ria Espinosa and UP! students at Point Reyes National Seashore


Catching Up with Ria Espinoza at Point Reyes National Seashore 

Posted: June 22, 2023

Last time we checked in with Ria Espinosa, a graduate of our UP! program, was in 2022. She had just obtained her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly Humboldt, had started as the Race and Equity Intern for the city of Arcata, and was looking to further her career. Now, one year later, Ria is the Bilingual Environmental Educator at Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS). 


The Value of Institutional Giving. Meet our Team!

Posted: June 22, 2023

Meet the Canal Alliance grants team! This team is responsible for acquiring grants that fund our programs that bolster the Canal community!

Sally Hauser


Celebrating Sally Hauser, Longtime Canal Alliance Supporter 

Posted: June 12, 2023

Meet Sally Hauser, an advocate for the Canal community since 1993, learn why sally continues supports Canal Alliance!


Strengthening Latinx Advocacy with the San Francisco Foundation

Posted: June 7, 2023

Explore how Canal Alliance is fostering Latinx advocacy and power-building through a dynamic collaboration, supported by a $3M grant from the San Francisco Foundation. This initiative empowers Latinx-led organizations across the Bay Area to drive transformative change in their communities

Karla Rodas Smiles


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.

Blanca Garcia


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.

cropped version of Oscar Morales artwork


Painting by Oscar Morales commemorates anniversary 

Posted: October 27, 2022

We are proud to unveil an original painting by Oscar Morales. The piece of art was commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of Canal Alliance and to celebrate the paths of immigrants who are overcoming barriers to achieve their dreams. 


University student gives back

Posted: October 25, 2022

Britney Guiterrez Calderon registered new voters and advocated for equitable public infrastructure in the Canal community.


Graduate looks to the future

Posted: October 25, 2022

Maria Espinosa is among Cal Poly Humboldt’s first graduating class of 2022. She has been part of our University Prep program since middle school, took advantage of outdoor enrichment opportunities through high school.

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