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Laura Jiménez-Diecks Joins Board of Directors of NAMI Marin

Posted: January 26, 2024

As of December 9, 2023, Laura Jiménez-Diecks, Health Supervisor at Canal Alliance, is a proud member of the board of directors of NAMI Marin County.

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Marin Community Foundation


Marin Community Foundation Provides Vital Funding for Canal Alliance’s Social Services Program

Posted: January 4, 2024

For more than four decades, Canal Alliance has provided essential services to the low-income Latino immigrants who live in the Canal.


Kaiser Permanente Provides Essential Funding for Canal Alliance Youth Education Program

Posted: January 4, 2024

Alliance Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Grants Program has $50,000 to our University Prep (UP!) program. 


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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