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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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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


San Rafael tenants call for rent control in Canal neighborhood

Posted: March 9, 2023

Tenants of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and their supporters amassed at City Hall this week to demand that officials urgently enact a rent control ordinance amid mounting fears of gentrification.


San Rafael gets $1.6M in planning grants for ‘priority’ areas

Posted: February 3, 2023

San Rafael has been awarded $1.6 million in grants to fund studies for long-term planning in the Northgate and Canal neighborhoods.

Omar Carrera, CEO of Canal Alliance


Omar Carrera joins Marin IJ editorial board as public member

Posted: December 31, 2022

Omar Carrera, CEO of the San Rafael-based nonprofit Canal Alliance, has joined the Independent Journal’s editorial board as its public member.


Marin Small-Business Owners Put Microgrants to Good Use

Posted: November 30, 2022

Darlin Ruiz received a $2,500 grant through an agency partnership dedicated to assisting some of the hardest-hit microbusinesses


San Rafael gets funds for Canal area climate change project

Posted: November 28, 2022

San Rafael will use a $762,000 grant to fund an equity-guided study on the effects of sea level rise and climate change in the Canal.

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Fall 2022 Stakeholder Update from Omar Carrera, CEO

Posted: October 26, 2022

The impact that Canal Alliance makes in our community would not be possible without the support of generous people like you. We are proud to share the following updates with you in the areas of immigration legal services, social services, health services, and civic engagement.


Neighborhood leader makes an impact

Posted: October 25, 2022

Darlin is co-founder of Voces del Canal, a volunteer advocacy group that is focused on improving the canal community.


Scientist inspires young Latinas

Posted: October 25, 2022

Krystal Sandza is a technical scientist at BioMarin and a role model for young women in our University Prep program who are exploring STEM careers. This kind of mentorship is critical for students who are the first in their families to attend college.  

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