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San Rafael’s Community Partnerships Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Posted: January 19, 2022

Explore the collaboration that helped close the digital divide in one of San Rafael’s most densely populated area.

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Children, Youth and Families

Posted: November 16, 2021

Canal Alliance addresses urgent needs for children, youth and families and support them to work toward their long-term goals. Watch how Canal Alliance helps the Canal community.

CPEHN Report


Canal Alliance contributes to statewide report on health equity

Posted: October 27, 2021

The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) report explores the tools used to address health equity and racial justice, and provides recommendations to policy makers.  

CEO Omar Carrera


Fall 2021 Stakeholder Update from CEO, Omar Carrera

Posted: October 12, 2021

The impact that Canal Alliance makes in our community would not be possible without the support of many generous people like you. As a key stakeholder in our efforts to help Marin’s Latino immigrant community break the generational cycle of poverty, we are pleased to share this fall update about our strategic initiatives.

Christina, Canal Alliance volunteer


Volunteer Spotlight: Dominican University student gives back

Posted: July 22, 2021

Christina Pathoumthong, a fourth-year History and Political Science major got involved with Canal Alliance through the Dominican University Service Learning Program.

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Aliados por la Salud (Allies for Health) implement creative strategies to support the health of vulnerable communities

Posted: June 11, 2021

In January 2021, Canal Alliance joined the Aliados por la Salud (Allies for Health) campaign. This partnership includes University of California San Francisco, Marin County, and Merced County and is focused on identifying challenges and proposing solutions for improving COVID-19 services to Latino immigrant communities.  

Voces del Canal


Community impact of Voces del Canal

Posted: May 12, 2021

Voces del Canal is a coalition of resident leaders and Latino immigrants from the Canal Neighborhood of San Rafael who came together in 2014 to lead an unprecedented community-driven research project alongside the leadership of Canal Alliance and Dominican University to identify the biggest challenges facing the Canal community. In conducting this research project and survey, residents wanted to affirm their role as authentic, local experts and give power to the collective experiences of Canal residents who shared their personal stories, opinions, and vision for a stronger and safer Canal.  

Jen Caynan


Aliados spotlight: Jen Caynan

Posted: February 3, 2021

In 2018, after dedicating two years as a stay-at-home mom, Jen pivoted professionally and accepted a position at a nonprofit organization in Marin County. At that same time, she joined Canal Alliance’s dedicated community of donors who make a monthly recurring gift by becoming a member of the Canal Alliance Aliados (Spanish for ‘Allies’).

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Celebrating a 16-year partnership with Dominican University

Posted: February 3, 2021

For 16 years, Canal Alliance has partnered with Dominican University’s Service-Learning Program. As a main component of the program, Dominican students are placed within programs at Canal Alliance and other community-based organizations and commit to working with them for a minimum of two hours per week for a full 15-week semester.

Lauren Silver


Committed to supporting the community

Posted: January 21, 2021

As the Financial Assistance Program Supervisor, Lauren Silver oversees a team that connects community members with emergency cash payments to help support individuals and families with the economic repercussions of the pandemic.

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