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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.


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.


New Funding Advances Canal Alliance Workforce Development Initiatives 

Posted: September 14, 2023

We are proud to announce that in June, Canal Aliance was awarded $60,000 by the San Francisco Foundation to advance our work to provide career

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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. 


Best Family Services in Marin

Posted: July 17, 2023

For the best family services in Marin, the 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Canal Alliance!

Canal Alliance volunteer Bruce Todd


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.

Filemon a Workforce Graduate.


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


Rent Regulations in San Rafael’s Canal District

Posted: November 17, 2022

To:Mayor Kate ColinMembers of the San Rafael City Council RE: Rent regulations in San Rafael’s Canal District Dear Esteemed Elected Officials: We represent a coalition

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Partnerships bolster workforce development initiatives

Posted: November 2, 2022

Four years ago, Canal Alliance launched a certificate-based construction skills pilot program in partnership with College of Marin and Marin Small Builder Association. To date, nearly 200 low-income Latino residents have gained construction skills that lead to higher paying jobs.  


Entrepreneur achieves through education

Posted: October 25, 2022

Melkyn Mazariegos came to the U.S. from Guatemala as a teenager to support his family and make a better life for himself.

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