now to help young people achieve their college dreams.

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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.


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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Outdoors & Recreation

San Rafael’s Pickleweed Park upgrade slated for $4.2M grant

Posted: July 24, 2022

After more than a decade of planning, the proposed renovation of San Rafael’s Pickleweed Park has been selected for a $4.2 million boost.

Canal Street in San Rafael, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)


San Rafael commits $100K for Canal lighting upgrades

Posted: May 17, 2022

Adrian Rodriguez, Marin Independent Journal, May 12, 2022 San Rafael is poised to spend $100,000 to improve public lighting in the Canal area, responding to

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Canal Alliance urges federal action to protect immigrant families

Posted: May 6, 2022

Canal Alliance joined nonprofits from every state and the District of Columbia urging the Biden Administration to act quickly to finalize responsible “public charge” regulations that protect families.  

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Marin adopts redistricting map that bolsters Latino bloc

Posted: December 19, 2021

The new map complies with Canal Alliance’s request to move an area along Lincoln Avenue in San Rafael from District 1, which is represented by Supervisor Damon Connolly, into District 4, represented by Supervisor Dennis Rodoni.

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County Considers Consolidating Latino Voters 

Posted: November 16, 2021

County leaders are weighing electoral maps that could unify Latino voters who have been historically marginalized. As the redistricting deadline approaches, CEO Omar Carrera urged

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Spring 2021 Strategic Update

Posted: April 1, 2021

The impact that Canal Alliance makes in our community would not be possible without the support of many generous individuals, funders and partners. With this communication, we are launching a new effort to share strategic updates with our key stakeholders about our efforts to help Latino immigrants and their families break the generational cycle of poverty:

Yolanda Oviedo, Senior Manager Residential Properties/COVID Response


Partnership with UCSF on NIH grant to bring critical resources to Latino immigrants

Posted: February 3, 2021

Through an exciting new partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Canal Alliance will participate in the development of more effective measures for COVID-19 testing, resource distribution and vaccine distribution in under-resourced, Latino-immigrant communities.

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